Lower court to settle case of appointment of members of Pta with in week.

ISLAMABAD (MEDIA)

The Supreme Court of Pakistan asked the finance secretary to submit a detailed report that how Rs. 62 billion were withdrawn from Universal Services Fund (USF) on Monday during hearing petition about PTA and other realted issues.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry including Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, directed this during hearing of a case pertaining to delay in awarding 3G licences to telecom companies.

Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that the amount withdrawn from USF could only be spent for expansion of IT network in the country. Its not revenue which is property of federal government.

He remarked that according to the constitution only revenue could be deposited in the national exchequer.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry directed lower court to settle case of appointment of chairman and members of Pta  with in one week.

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