IHC reserves verdict on naval club case

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday fixed June 30, a date to announce its judgment in petitions agai-nst construction of Naval farm and sailing club near Rawal Dam Islamabad.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah, hearing the case, remarked that the bench had fixed this case for hearing again so that the two sides could give arguments in legal points.

Counsel for Naval Chief, Ashtar Ausaf informed the court that his client had been retired from his post. He further said that the objection of all sides had been removed regarding the matter.

The chief justice, however, instructed all the respondents to submit their written arguments if they want to the bench.

The court would give its judgment after ten days.

The hearing of the case then adjourned till June 22.

It may be mentioned here that the construction of naval club had been challenged in Islamabad High Court.

The petition alleged that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had taken on action against the construction and it was being developed illegally.

IHC reserves decision on appointment of president NBP: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday reserved its judgment on four identical petitions challenging the appointment of President National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and its chairman.

Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on four petitions filed separately regarding the above matter and reserved its verdict after listening arguments of all parties.

At the outset of hearing, the official of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) produced the record pertaining to appointment of National Bank of Pakistan, President Zubair Soomro.

The court noted that some point pertaining to the appointment were not clear due to it the case had been fixed for hearing again.

The court questioned that how Soomro had been appointed as chairman National Bank of Pakistan when thousands of eligible bankers were available, he said and asked what was the reason behind this decision.

The National Bank of Pakistan ‘s lawyer adopted the stance that State Bank of Pakistan had recommended the name to federal government.

The court sought record from finance ministry and reserved the decision.

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