Apex court summons KDA DG on contempt petition

Published: November 23, 2017
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KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) expressed displeasure over the alleged non-compliance of its orders by the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) high-ups regarding repatriation of the officers on deputation to their parent departments.

A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, has summoned the KDA director-general (DG) and deputy managing director today to explain alleged non-compliance of the court’s order.

The bench was hearing on Wednesday an application filed by Sabiha Parveen for the contempt of court proceedings against KDA DG Syed Nasir Abbas, who is currently under arrest, at the SC’s Karachi Registry.

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The applicant had informed the judges that the apex court had passed judgment wherein it had ordered repatriation of all the officers who were working on deputation in the provincial government departments.

The court was informed that at least 98 employees – from Grade-one to Grade-18 – were still working on different posts in the KDA on deputation and had not been sent back to their parent departments. It was alleged that the KDA managing director and deputy managing director failed to comply with the court’s orders. Therefore, the apex court was pleaded to proceed against them for willfully and deliberately violating the court’s orders. The court was also requested to order employees working on deputation be removed from posts and sent back to their parent departments.

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