ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Television (PTV), Ata ul Haq Qasmi resigned due to grudges with secretary information as secretary has taken back additional charge of Managing Director (MD) awarded to Qasmi.

Secretary’s entry into national TV channel as MD has created fear leading corrupt mafia into a state of confusion.  

According to reports, cold war between secretary information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera and MD PTV Ata ul Haq Qasmi was undergoing for the last many months as secretary information had ordered enquiry while dismissing Director News and Sports Dr. Nauman Ijaz over not airing a cricket match.

Chairman PTV, Ata ul Haq Qasmi had used high profile references to reinstate his blue eyed director Dr. Nauman Ijaz.

Meanwhile, more than 50 candidates appeared in interviews for appointment at the vacant slot of MD PTV but no one could win the hearts of interviewers.

Sources disclosed that secretary information, Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera was the main hurdle in appointment of new MD PTV who later on has resumed the office of MD.

Taking the initiative, new MD PTV has summoned record of all corruption cases from relevant departments.

Sources added that a minor enquiry about corruption has held recently against Osama Lodhi and Director News Sports Dr. Nauman Ijaz in which recovery has been made from Osama Lodhi.

On the other hand, Federal Ombudsman had dismissed two directors Athar Farooq Batter and Agha Masood Shorash in female sexual harassment scandal while case against Dr. Nauman Ijaz over alleged harassment has been filed in federal Ombudsman by a Cameraman and Dr. Nauman Ijaz would expectedly going to meet the same fate as of his colleagues in coming days.

Qasmi was actively playing his role to save his director as he had terminated the cameraman and quashed departmental enquiries against the said director.

Cameraman has sent judicial verdict to PTV regarding restoration of job but yet awaiting to rejoin the institution.

On the other hand, sources divulged that secretary information after becoming MD PTV taking interest in opening mega corruption scandals of PTV and Qasmi resigned after smelling the danger of case openings.