IHC grants time to CDA in sanitary workers’ salary case

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted more time to Capital Development Authority (CDA) in a case seeking payment of salaries of the sanitary workers.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case filed by the president sanitary workers association Ilyas Masih through Yasir Mehmood Advocate.
CDA’s lawyer adopted the stance that his department required more time for submission of comments against the case and prayed the bench to adjourn hearing on this case, which was accepted by the court.
In last hearing, the court had expressed serious concern over non payment of salaries to the sanitary workers and had instructed the civic body to send its senior officials along with a detailed report on the subject. Chief Justice remarked that the workers who had been doing the job of capital’s cleanliness were not being treated equally. Discrimination wouldn’t be tolerated, he further said.
IHC adjourns NBP president case till Sep 9: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday adjourned hearing till September 9, on an intra court appeal (ICA) regarding the appointment of President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Arif Usman.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Aamer Farooq heard the ICA against the decision of single member bench.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that whether a person having degree in masters in Urdu could be appointed, too, against the slot.
NBP’s lawyer pleaded that it was governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)’s powers to decide the appointment for the top slot of the bank. Justice Farooq questioned what qualification was required for the post.
NBP Staff Union’s lawyer G.M Chaudhry argued that the president NBP had not challenged the decision of single member bench against him. Arif Usmani didn’t hold the required finance degree for the post, he said.
After this, the court adjourned hearing of the case till September 9.