Mobile Fone Towars Notice to PTA & CDA

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and mobile companies over installation of mobile phone towers in residential areas and adjourned hearing for one week.

The three-memebr bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk resumed hearing of the Sahibzada Yaqoob Khan Petition against CDA over granting licenses to mobile companies for installation on mobile towers in residential areas.

During the course of proceedings, Raja Muhammad Bashir counsel for petitioner appeared before the bench and apprised that CDA issued licenses to moblie companies which is dangerous for the health of citizen. He said that the rays of mobile towers were seriously damaging the health of people. He said that it is a commercial activity and these towers should be installed at commercial places instead of residential areas. Later, the court adjourned hearing after issuing notices to respondents.

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