Acting chairman PTA assumes charge

Islamabad: Acting Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority PTA, Dr Syed Ismail Shah and Member Finance Tariq Sultan have assumed the charge of their respective posts.

The government in compliance with Supreme Court’s orders has appointed three members in PTA through a competitive process. Dr Syed Ismail Shah was appointed Member Technical and given acting charge of the chairman PTA. Dr Ismail has an Engineering Bachelors degree from Pakistan and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He brings with him rich experience of both private and government sector.

Tariq Sultan has joined as Member Finance PTA. He remained DG Finance in PTA for several years and was currently working Director General Revenue Assurance PTA. He holds MBA from IBA Karachi, Masters in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University and CIMA from Canada.

Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice & Human Rights Justice R Muhammad Raza Khan has been given additional charge of the post of Member Compliance & Enforcement in PTA.

On Monday, Acting Chairman PTA and Member Finance held meeting with senior officers of the Authority and discussed various short terms and long term measures to facilitate and regulate telecom industry of Pakistan. Senior PTA officers briefed them about different matters including auction of spectrum. With constitution of PTA Authority it is hoped that the telecom sector would be able to show further progress it and steps would be taken to resolve outstanding issues. Acting Chairman PTA also made a courtesy call to the Minister of State for IT & Telecom Ms.Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan and discussed matters pertaining to telecom industry.

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