IHC dismisses petition against LHC CJ

Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC dismissed the petition as non-maintainable


Our Correspondent July 15, 2017
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah. PHOTO COURTESY: LHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking the ‘money trail’ of Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah for the time that he was the managing director of Mansoor Textile Mills and Aaj Textiles and allegedly had a loan worth Rs350 million waived off.

Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC dismissed the petition as non-maintainable.

Anwar Dar, through his counsel Col (Retd) Inamul Rahiem, approached the IHC and named the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman, United Bank Ltd president, journalist Umer Cheema and the Punjab Bar Council (PBC) secretary as respondents in the petition.

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While referring to a news report revealing details about the loan, Rahiem said he had tried to establish the veracity of the report and had filed a written request to the LHC registrar under the Right to Access of Information Act, but received no response.

Drawing a blank at the LHC, Rahiem said his client wrote a separate request to the PBC, seeking details about the time Justice Shah spent as a lawyer.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2017.

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