Imported sexual enhancement drugs worth 150,000 rupees from UK and US every month. His salary was 1.5 million a month, spent millions on his own publicity. Has been given a new name ‘qasmi viagara’. Corruption at its worst in PTV, evidence has been gathered. Was kind and generous with female anchors. In his 15 month in office, PTV suffered billions of rupees in loss. He wanted to have his son appointed managing director of Pakistan Television, but it was opposed by officials. He resigned to avoid allegations and being convicted subsequently. (read below Urdu news item)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) Chairman Attaul Haq Qasmi has resigned from the post due to differences with Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzaib.
Reportedly, the Ministry of Information handed over additional charge of managing director (MD) PTV to Federal Secretary for Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera without consulting Qasmi, which distressed the latter.
Qasmi has sent his resignation to the secretary information.
Former MD PTV Muhammad Malick left the post of MD PTV vacant a year ago, after the completion of his three-year tenure as MD.