Islamabad High Court

Hearing on NFC case adjourned till July 22

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday adjourned hearing till July 22, on a petition challenging the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) after the request of attorney general of Pakistan.

A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing on a petition against establishment of 10th National Finance Commission (NFC) filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N).

During the course of proceeding, the attorney general informed the court that a member of NFC Javed Jabbar had resigned from his office and after this he would advise the federal government to withdraw the National Finance Commission (NFC) notification.

He further pleaded that after the resignation of a member, the government was required to issue a new notification and prayed the court to grant a few weeks times in that regard.

The court accepted the request and adjourned hearing till next date.

IHC clubs petition pertaining to ‘maweshi mandi’ with other cases: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ordered to club a petition pertaining to alleged irregularities in award of ‘maweshi mandi’ contracts by union council with other identical case.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing on a petition filed by a citizen Zahid Ameen related to the above matter.

During the course of proceedings, the petitioner adopted the stance that chairman union council Bharakau had awarded ‘maweshi mandi’ contract to his nephew before the Eid ul Azha against the law.

The one year contract was granted against Rs18 lac only while the same contracted was awarded against Rs3.4 million last year.

He said only the Municipal Corporation Islamabad (MCI) was authorized to grant the contracts of ‘maweshi mandi’ and prayed the court to declare the move of union council as null and void.

The bench ordered to club the petition with other identical cases and fixed it for July 02.

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