Bugti challenges ECP's decision of banning recruitment in BHC

Published: April 14, 2018
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Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Sarfraz Bugti. PHOTO: INP

Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Sarfraz Bugti. PHOTO: INP

QUETTA: Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Sarfraz Bugti on Friday challenged in the Balochistan High Court (BHC) the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of imposing a ban on new recruitment in government departments.

A divisional bench of the BHC, comprising Chief Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar, hearing the constitutional petition filed by Bugti issued notices to the ECP, advocate general of Balochistan and deputy attorney general, asking them for elaboration.

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The ECP, through a notification, banned all new recruitment in government departments in the wake of upcoming general elections in July.

During Friday’s hearing on the petition, Kamran Murtaza Advocate and Noor Jan Buledi Advocate contended that the ECP had crossed its limit by imposing ban on new recruitment in government departments.

“The government is ending its tenure in May, but the ECP has banned all new recruitment in government departments too early, which is not justified,” the government lawyers said in their petition.

Following the petition, the BHC bench issued summonses to ECP representative, deputy attorney general and advocate general of Balochistan to appear before it on April 16.

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