Islamabad: Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and well-known lawyer Naeem Bukhari was removed from his post and assumed the post of chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV).
According to sources, the federal cabinet approved the removal of chairman PTV Naeem Bukhari from office. The cabinet approved his removal through a circulation summary
Sources also revealed that the decision to remove Naeem Bukhari from his post as chairman PTV was taken on the direction of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
It is pertinent to mention here that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday had restrained the Chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), Naeem Bukhari from working.
The IHC, while hearing a petition against his appointment, remarked that no reason was presented for granting relaxation in age requirement and referred the issue back to federal government.
At the hearing, the court asked whether the government had published an advertisement for the appointment in accordance with the judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The court said that the summary was forwarded without going through verdict of the Supreme Court and Ministry of Information made the same mistakes that were made during appointment Ataul Haq Qasmi.
Earlier on November 23 2020, the federal government appointed renowned lawyer Naeem Bukhari as the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Chairman for a period of three years.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the federal government in pursuant to the provision of Section 166 of the Companies Act, 2017, is pleased to appoint Shahzad Naeem Bukhari as Independent Director of Pakistan Television Corporation Board.
The notification further stated that the government has also approved the nomination of Shahzad Naeem Bukhari as the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) Board Chairman in line with the Pakistan Television Corporation’s Memorandum & Articles of Association (Article 95 / 95A).