IHC annuls promotions of 400 top bureaucrats
Islamabad:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday termed promotions of more than 400 other high-level bureaucrats against the law.
The IHC also rejected Central Selection Board’s 15 number formula to determine promotions. The court has the ordered the Establishment Division to chalk out new formula for promotions of the bureaucrats.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddique of IHC was hearing the case. The court gave the verdict in the case which was earlier reserved.
Former inspector general (IG) Islamabad Aftab Cheema, Deputy Commandant Frontier Corps (FC) Ghaniur Rehman, former capital city police officer (CCPO) Peshawar Syed Imtiaz Altaf among 50 officials had challenged the recent promotions.
The plaintiffs had claimed that only officials belonging to Punjab were promoted on recommendations of the selection board. They alleged that the step has been taken to seek favours in the general elections. However, the IHC ordered the authorities to approach Central Selection Board in the matter within one month.
Promotions of as many as 400 government officials of basic scales 19,20 and 21 have been retracted.
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