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SC dismisses Punjab govt’s plea against regularisation of work-charge employees

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed the petition of Punjab government against regularization of work-charge employees.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed a three-member bench who heard the case.

Punjab government’s lawyer Asma Hamid said that the recruitments of employees in 2012 are illegal.

“On whose orders were the recruitments made?” asked the CJP.

“On chief minister’s orders. The government is declaring its own CM’s recruitment illegal. Why not a notice is issued to Shehbaz Sharif?” replied the lawyer.

“If a notice is issued he has to appear before the court and he is very fond of that. Recruiting government departments on the basis of work-charge is a fraud with law as they were based on wrong intention,” remarked the CJP.

Petitions dismissed

On the other hand, SC dismissed pleas pertaining to 19th amendment, former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and restoration of article 258-B over being ineffective.

The CJP maintained that the court has already declared its verdict over 18th and 19th amendment.

Shahid Orakzai’s plea against Gilani was disposed of in which he had challenged the actions of the former PM after disqualification.

Petitions against the Justice Mazhar Alam Mian Khel, approval of two laws in a single day and holding of two offices by former judge Justice Shakirullah Jan were also turned down.

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