IHC stops Naeem Bukhari from working as PTV Chairman

By: News Desk      Published: 11:01 AM, 14 Jan, 2021
IHC stops Naeem Bukhari from working as PTV Chairman

Islamabad High Court has stopped Naeem Bukhari to work as Pakistan Television Chairman, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel Thursday.

The IHC has sent the matter to the federal cabinet for reconsidering its decision in the light of Supreme Court's decision. 

A single-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah gave this restraining order on a petition challenging Bukhari’s appointment as chairman of the PTV board and acting managing director of the state-run television.

During the hearing, the chief justice observed that the Supreme Court’s judgement regarding the PTV is on record. A summary was sent to the federal cabinet for Bukhari’s appointment without taking into account the SC verdict, he noted.

The court referred the matter to the cabinet to make an appropriate decision in this regard and stopped Naeem Bukhari from discharging his responsibilities as the PTV chairman till the decision is made.

On December 23, 2020, the federal government had appointed Naeem Bukhari as Chairman PTV board for three years.

The notification issued by the information ministry that time stated that the government has also approved the nomination of Shahzad Naeem Bukhari as the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) Board Chairman in line with the Pakistan Television Corporation’s Memorandum & Articles of Association (Article 95 / 95A).