Internet firm moves SHC against PTA
Sindh High Court has issued notices to Secretary Ministry of Communication, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Pakistan Telecommunication Limited on the petition of an Internet service provider company against the cancellation of its licence and imposition of fine by the respondents.
M/s South Asian Mediawise moved SHC against PTA order of July 6, 2006, directing the petitioner company to pay further penalty of Rs 4.4 million besides PTA dues.
Petitioner’s counsel Syed Inamul Hasan submitted that the PTA order was passed arbitrarily without giving his client any opportunity of hearing. He said the petitioner had not violated any terms and conditions of the licence and no allegation of any nature was communicated to the company.
The petitioner has prayed the court to set aside the PTA order and restrain it from cancelling the license and initiating further proceedings under the Land Revenue Act for the recovery of enhanced fine amount.
SHC’s division bench comprising Justice Mrs. Yasmeen Abbasey and Justice Ghulam Dastagir Shahani, after conducting preliminary hearing of the petition, issued notices to PTA and PTCL and called their comments.
Source: The News