SC restores Malick as PTV managing director

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday restored senior journalist Mohammad Malick as Managing Director of the state-run Pakistan Television.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Saqib Nisar and Justice Athar Saeed, took up Malick's application and restored him as the managing director for the Pakistan Television after suspending a ruling of the Islamabad High Court. In its decision, the court observed that the High Court verdict has caused an 'irreparable' loss to the national channel by barring the MD from working.

Issuing notices to parties; the court later adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period. The High Court had cancelled Malick's appointment, declaring it null and void, on grounds that the government has not fulfilled legal requirements for the high-level slot in the state-run channel.

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