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Pakistan PM Imran Khan appoints his lawyer as head of state-run channel PTV

Bukhari and Nadeem are over 65 and, therefore, the ministry had sought relaxation from the federal cabinet regarding their age

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The information ministry had submitted the brief for the appointment of three independent directors of PTV

Press Trust of India Islamabad
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed a lawyer, who led his legal team in the Panama Papers leak case, as the head of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV), media reports said on Tuesday.

The appointment of lawyer Naeem Bukhari was made in apparent haste as the federal cabinet had in its meeting last week considered a brief for his appointment but did not endorse his induction as PTV chairman, Dawn newspaper reported.

The information ministry had submitted the brief for the appointment of three independent directors of PTV, recommending Bukhari, chartered accountant Syed Waseem Raza and prominent writer Asghar Nadeem Syed

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First Published: Nov 25 2020 | 2:06 AM IST

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