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SC declares appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as MD PTV illegal

Attaul Haq Qasmi

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday declared the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi on the post of Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) as unlawful.

A two-judge bench of the apex court announced the verdict on the case, reserved on February 26 earlier this year, pronouncing the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi illegal.

The post was vacant until Qasmi sparked controversy by appointing himself as Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) MD in April 2017. He replaced the acting managing director, Information Secretary Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera.

Qasmi had allegedly received an aggregate of Rs278 million as salary and employee benefits during his two-year term.

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