IHC removes Islamabad mayor as CDA chairman

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) unseated the Islamabad’s mayor, Sheikh Ansar Aziz, as the head and executive member of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

Several petitions were filed by citizens against the mayor’s appointment as the executive member and then chairman of the CDA and on Friday the IHC judge, Justice Athar Minallah made the decision and suspended the notification of Aziz’s appointment.

The court ordered the federal government to immediately appoint an eligible person on the vacant post of CDA board member according to the CDA Ordinance 1960.

The court also gave the government forty five days, from today, to complete the process.

The petitions, filed in September 2016, had contended that the CDA chairman should be an independent, impartial, professional and a-political person.

Aziz was elected the mayor of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation in February 2016.