ISLAMABAD SPECIAL REPORT)
Dr. Syed Ismail Shah has been appointed as the Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, (PTA) Mr. Tariq Sultan will be the member Finance at the PTA, and Sardar Raza federal sectary law and justice will be member enforcement and compliance. Establishment division give him additional charge. The new appointment in PTA federation compliance the deadline given by Supreme court on Friday Federal govt. will appear in supreme court with this announcement. New Chairman is out of country may be back next week.
The supreme court give deadline till Friday to function Telecom Authority which is not activated from last eight months. High power selection committee select three candidate for each post as member telecom finance and compliance and enforcements. They are Dr Ismail Shah Tariq Sultan and Kamran ali. Cabinet division issued two notification for member technical and finance but notification for member compliance and enforcement held till further order.
As a regulatory requirement, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah was initially appointed as Member Technical, but was soon promoted to the Chairmanship of the authority.
Summary for the above mentioned appointments has been approved by the Cabinet Division.
Supreme Court had directed the government to appoint Chairman and PTA Members with-in 10 days, without which the auction of 3G licenses was impossible.
Dr. Syed Islmail Shah has remained Member Telecom in Ministry of Information Technology during 2012. Dr. Shah bring with the vast experience in the ICT industry and academics at national and international level.
He is a Qualcomm certified trainer on 3G technologies and a Life Member of the Pakistan Engineering Council, Senior Member, IEEE, USA and Member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan.
Dr. Ismail Shah started his professional carrier in 1989 by joining the Telecommunication division of Siemens Engineering Company, Islamabad, Pakistan.
He did his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. During and after his PhD he also worked at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr Tariq Sultan, before becoming the Member Finance, was working as DG Finance at PTA. He has previously worked with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as Financial Anlyst. He has also worked with NIB Bank in the past.
Mr. Sultan has a Master degree in Accounting and Finance from The University of Manchester and an MBA degree from IBA, Karachi.