Marking scam: Judicial panel to decide on future of AJKPSC

Public service commission was involved in unjust marking in 2016 examinations 

M A Mir December 15, 2016
Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court. PHOTO: FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court (AJKHC) on Tuesday sent a panel of judges to the AJK government to decide about the future of the existing Public Service Commission (PSC).

The AJKPSC has been in the media spotlight for the past six months on the alleged marking scam in the examination held in 2016.

The AJKPSC result of 2016 was challenged in the high court and Supreme Court. Both the courts in their decisions have accused AJK PSC of unjust marking.

In light of AJKHC and SC decisions, the government wrote a letter to the AJKHC Chief Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal to decide about the fate of AJKPSC.

The AJKHC Chief Justice Mughal sent a panel of high court judges including Justice M Tabbasum Aftab Alvi, Justice Muhammad Sheraz Kiani and Justice Azhar Saleem Babar to the government in which one judge would be appointed to decide about the fate of AJKPSC.

“Keeping sanctity of government institutions in view, the government has decided to send a letter to the AJKHC chief justice to decide about AJKPSC‘s future. The high court will now decide whether a nine-member PSC will exist or would it be dissolved,” said Advocate General of AJK Raza Khan while talking to The Express Tribune.

Khan further said that since AJKPSC failed to deliver as per the rules its fate before the completion of three-year tenure is decided through the court.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2016.


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