PTCL and PTA in Trouble with Supreme Court Over Lucky Draw Scam
According to the sources, PTCL and PTA have be convicted for not holding the lucky draw and nor pleasing its customers to whom they have promised a prize of one million rupees as promised by their latest scheme for luring people into getting new connections installed.
The petition was filed by an advocate named; Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmed, who appeared in front of the jury stating his case that convicted PTCL to be a fraud, as they never held lucky draw that could have led the new subscribers of PTCL to win a prize money of one million rupees.
In response, the jury that consisted of a panel including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry put forward a stance that according to the Consumer Rights Act any kind of scheme that offers prize money like the one promoted by PTCL is banned and is equivalent to gambling and according to the Act 294 (B) the individuals who get lured into participating in such schemes should also be held guilty.
Additionally, Justice Tariq Pervez support the Chief Justice’s view and held both the promoters and participants of the scheme responsible for the execution of such a wrong doing, while; Justice Khilji Arif Hussain showed his disappointment about the case by stating that he wondered why did PTCL being a corporate body went against the predefined laws.
Now the question arises, how come the authorities did not take a notice in the first place when PTCL initially promoted the campaign in the first place? And since according to the sources, Justice Tariq Pervez also declared during the case hearing that not just PTCL but almost all the Telecommunication companies are promoting similar kind of campaigns that means he is well aware of what’s happening in the Telecommunication market while still not taking any proactive action and waiting for such scams to be held.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest telecommunication company in Pakistan
The company provides telephony services nation-wide and is the backbone for country's telecommunication infrastructure despite arrival of a dozen other telecommunication companies