Advertisement issued by the Cabinet Division for appointment of members of PTA was suspended

LAHORE ( MEDIA)

Advertisement dated 14-06-2013 issued by the Cabinet Division for
appointment of members of PTA was suspended by Mr. Justice Mansoor Ali
Shah of the Lahore High Court Lahore today after hearing arguments of
the Petitioner’s Counsel, Barrister Ch. Muhammad Umar. Despite notice
nobody appeared on behalf of the Government to defend the
advertisement. The Judge directed the Government to make appointments
strictly in accordance with the qualifications and experience laid
down in Schedule 1 of the PTA appointment Rules. The Court further
directed that the appointments shouls not be finalized since their
fate shall be dependant on the outcome of of the petitions filed on
behalf of Mr. Amjad Farooq Alvi. It is worth mentioning that role of
MoIT as envisaged in the PTA Act as well as vires of the PTA rules are
also under challenge before the Court. Hearing of the petitions was
adjourned to 02-10-2013.

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