Shahzada Naeem Bokhari famous anchorperson and lawyer has been appointed as an independent director and the chairperson of the Pakistan Television Corporation’s (PTV) Board by the federal government.
A notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting says, “Pursuant to the provisions of Section 166 of the Companies Act, 2017, the Federal Government is pleased to appoint Shahzada Naeem Bokhari as Independent Director of Pakistan Television Corporation Board.”
The notification stated that the government had also green-signalled Bokhari’s nomination as “Chairman, PTVC Board in line with the Pakistan Television Corporation’s Memorandum & Article of Association (Article 95/95A)”.
“The Chairman shall, unless he resigns earlier, hold office for a period of 3 years. The Board of Directors, PTVC is directed to ratify his nomination as Chairman,” the notification added.
Earlier in September, Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a verdict issued by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, had declared the appointment of PTV Chairman Arshad Khan and independent directors on the state broadcaster’s Board illegal.