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The government on Tuesday appointed Mr. Farooq Awan Secretary IT as new Chairman PTA.
Dr. Muhammad Yaseen had vacated the PTA Chairmanship slot on July 23, after completion of his four-year service term.
Telecom Act allows govt to appoint three members of regulatory authority. According to section 3.2 of Telecom Act, the Authority shall consist of three members one of whom shall be a professional telecommunication engineer and other shall be a financial expert, to be appointed by the Federal Government for a term of four years and shall be eligible for appointment on similar term or terms.
PTA officials said that on July 28, the government appointed Farooq Awan as third member PTA through a notification which was mandatory.
Mr Farooq Awan said in an interview that government has appointed him as new PTA Chairman. “I received information from the Establishment division that I am appointed as PTA Chairman.”