ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Monday announced that it has appointed anchor person and lawyer Prince Naeem Bukhari as an independent director and chairperson of the board of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).
A notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said, “In accordance with the provisions of Section 166 of the Companies Act, 2017, the Federal Government is pleased to appoint Prince Naeem Bukhari as an independent Director of the Board of Television Corporation of Pakistan.”
The notification said that the government has also given green signal to the nomination of Bokari as the chairman of “PTVC Board” as per the memorandum of Pakistan Television Corporation and Article of Association (Article 95/95A).
The ministry further said in the notification, “Until the chairman resigns first, he will hold office for a period of three years. Confirm the nomination. “
Bukhari has hosted it before Geo News‘Program News as well as.
In September 2020, in a judgment issued by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, the appointment of PTV chairman Irshad Khan and independent directors to the State Broadcasting Board was declared illegal by the Islamabad High Court.
According to Profit The magazine, citing sources, said the Information Ministry had proposed to the federal cabinet to limit the PTV board to eight members, including three independents.
“Other candidates for independent members include Muhammad Ayaz Clair, Amir Malik, Syed Wasim Raza, Syed Sajjad Hassan Jafari and Irshad Hassan, Asghar Nadeem Syed, Faisal Qureshi, and Ayesha Tami Haq,” the publication said.