SC seeks response over plea against registration of union in KE

Rejects plea against the appointment of acting director of Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre

​ Our Correspondent August 02, 2019
K-Electric HQ in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) issued on Thursday notices to parties in a case pertaining to the registration of Insaf Union in the K-Electric.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, was hearing the plea filed by KE against the registration of the Insaf Union at the SC's Karachi registry. Advocate Khalid Anwer appeared before the court on behalf of power utility. Earlier, the KE's plea had been rejected by the KE.

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Plea rejected

The same bench rejected Javed Alam's plea against the acting director of Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, Abida Parveen, regarding her appointment after hearing the arguments of both the parties.

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The petitioner's counsel argued that appointments in contravention of the rules have been made in the Shaikh Zayed Islamic Centre. The selection board was also formed against the rules. A teacher posted as an assistant professor has been appointed acting director of the university, he said, adding that Parveen's appointment on the post of acting director was illegal.

The court rejected the plea after hearing arguments from both the parties.

Labourers' welfare

In yet another case, the same bench issued notices to the Sindh Employees' Social Security Institution (SESSI) and other parties over a plea filed by an association of industries' owners, Employers Federation, regarding the 6% share sought by industrial institutions from the salaries for labourers' welfare.

The petitioner's counsel argued that SESSI has sought 6% as contribution from the salaries of labourers. The Sindh High Court had rejected Employers Federation's plea in 2018.

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An appeal against the high court's verdict has been filed in Supreme Court. The law regarding 6% contribution was passed in 2018. SESSI is asking for at least 6% contribution from lowest salaries since 2010. Before the law passed in 2018, the contribution was applied on Rs10,000, but now the lowest salary is Rs17,500.

The court issued notices to SESSI and other parties. More than 50 industries, under the Employers Federation, have filed the plea against the high court's verdict.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2019.


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