Safar Naamey is a collection of four travelogues by the former diplomat, which covers his travels around the world, starting with his first trip abroad to the United States. Speaking at the launch, Mr Qasmi recalled the trip he took in , travelling from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Turkey and finally to the US. Mr Qasmi stayed in the US for a year and a half. He said he missed Pakistan immensely while he was away, and decided to return in He worked as a blood technician at a hospital while abroad, and joked that he lost faith in the American healthcare system because someone like him was hired to be a part of it.

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The chief justice observed that the government did not enjoy any authority to make appointments on its own, while keeping the rules aside. He said, in the US, the president cannot even allot a kiosk, but in Pakistan posts are filled at a free will. On last hearing, the court had issued notices to the establishment secretary, former information minister Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, former PTV chairman Attaul Haq Qasmi, former additional secretary information and principal secretary to the prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad, to explain why the post of PTV managing director was vacant for over one year.

The additional secretary information stated that his office had received a summary for the appointment of Qasmi from the Internal Publicity Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He said the summary was approved by then prime minister Nawaz Sharif. During the hearing, the chief justice summoned the additional prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau NAB and noted that why not the case should be forwarded to the anti-corruption body to probe whether the appointment of Qasmi was as per rules and legal.

Counsel for Qasmi Ayesha Hamid told the court that her client was being scandalised and defamed by the reports that he had received Rs million as salary within two years. She contended that her client did not receive Rs 5 million per month for hosting a show.

To a court query, she said Rs 1. The chief justice, however, noted that the court has to inquire that how much salary he received and whether his appointment was legitimate or not. He said if any illegality in the appointment and the salary and other perks he received was established, those found responsible would have to pay back from their pockets. He said when he became the information minister, PTV was acquiring entertainment programmes from other channels, thus he nominated Qasmi to produce own content as he had playwright performance as the chairman of the Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore.

According to the report, Qasmi received Rs1. In addition to his salary, Qasmi was paid Rs 0. He was also given a Mercedes and paid for its maintenance. He also received another Rs 5 million for hosting a programme, which incurred Rs 7. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till February Qasmi was appointed as PTV chairman on Dec 23, He became controversial in April when he appointed himself to the post of PTV MD alongside his responsibilities as the chairman. On December 13, , while expressing disappointment over the working conditions at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Attaul Haq Qasmi had resigned from the post of PTV chairman after serving at the post for almost two years.

Qasmi had allegedly received an aggregate of Rs million from PTV under the heads of salary, employee benefits and other expenses. Submit a Comment.


Ata Ul Haq Qasmi (Journalist)

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Qasmi had ignited controversy in April when he appointed himself PTV MD while also remaining the chairman of the state-run broadcaster. Five days later, under immense pressure, he was replaced by Information Secretary Sardar Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, who was appointed as acting MD at the time. The two had known differences, and Qasmi subsequently resigned in December last year saying that it had become "increasingly difficult In an earlier hearing, Justice Nisar had warned that if the appointment was found to have been illegal, all expenses incurred by the state-run broadcaster on Qasmi would be recovered from the person responsible for hiring him. The bench on Monday separately ordered an audit of the monetary privileges given to Qasmi over the past two years by a private firm within a week. The former PTV chairman had received Rs1.


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He has a unique style of writing incomparable to any other columnist because of his humorous way which holds the reader till the last line of his column which is his punch line. He is also a very famous drama writer. His travelogues are also very popular and one of the best is "Shoq-e-Awargi". His father Maulana Baha ul Haq Qasmi was an eminent religious scholar.

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