The Sindh Civil Servants (Amendment) Act 2013, passed by the Sindh Assembly two days ago to legalise out-of-turn promotions of police officials, has now been challenged in the Supreme Court.
On Saturday, Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi filed a petition against the law in the apex court’s Karachi registry. Naqvi pleaded that the court strike down the new law by declaring it to be against the constitution.
The petitioner also sought action against secretaries of the federal and provincial law and parliamentary affairs ministries, Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Sindh chief secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas, additional chief secretary for home department Waseem Ahmed, the secretary of the Sindh Assembly and the Sindh Police chief.
The apex court is scheduled to take up the case on February 25.
Last week, the Sindh Assembly passed the bill according to which all these out-of-turn promotions become legal.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2013.