SC declares former PTV MD Attaullah Qasmi’s appointment illegal


The Supreme Court  declared former managing director and chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Attaullah Haq Qasmi’s appointment and the perks granted to him as illegal.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case pertaining to Qasmi’s appointment as managing director as well as the amount of salary and perks he received both as chairman and MD of the state-run TV. The court had reserved its judgment on the case in July this year.

Announcing its verdict today, Justice Umar Atta Bandial read out a 48-page judgement authored by the chief justice and stated, “Qasmi’s appointment was against rules and regulations.”

“Then information and finance ministers, Pervaiz Rashid and Ishaq Dar, as well as former principal secretary to the prime minister are responsible for the illegal appointment,” the judgment said.