National Development Complex (NDC) and National Engineering and Scientific Commission (Nescom) have two weeks to justify contractual job appointments in violation of Supreme Court orders.
Islamabad High Court Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan issued notices on Tuesday seeking their replies after Raja Saifur Rehman filed a writ petition on behalf of 31 affected petitioners including Muhammad Zubair, Saeedullah Khan, Zafar Iqbal Rajput and Sajid Bashir and others for implementation of the SC judgment in the Hajj corruption case.
The SC had held that no officer over 60 (retirement age) shall be appointed on contract because this blocks the promotions of deserving junior officers for years.
The writ petition has been filed against Nescom staffers including Director General Javed Raza Khan, Shahid Raza, Arshad Mughal, Colonel (retd) Sami and Colonel (retd) Ashfaq Malik who have retired but continued working on the same posts on contract after obtaining several extensions.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 29th, 2012.