CJ to preside over hearing on Salman Farooqi's appointment

CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry will preside over a three-member bench hearing on Tuesday.


Web Desk June 03, 2013
Notice was taken after a letter from Transparency International chief, Adil Gillani. PHOTO: ZAFAR ASLAM/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will head a three member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday that will hear about Salman Farooqui's appointment as the federal ombudsman which has been called unconstitutional, Express News reported.

The appointment of Farooqui as federal ombudsman was called unconstitutional by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) chief Adil Gilani who had written to Chief Justice Chaudhry requesting him to take suo motu notice over the appointment.

Gilani said the caretaker government regularized the appointment of Farooqui on May 27 without mandate, as he was appointed by Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in December last year.

Chief Justice Chaudhry will preside over a three-member bench hearing to decide on the matter. Meanwhile, the National Assembly session has been suspended till June 5.

COMMENTS (7)

asim | 8 years ago | Reply

What about ZARDARI his appointment ?

Billoo Bhaya | 8 years ago | Reply

@Mirza: Lay it off on PCO Judges!!! Applaud someone doing good and going in the right direction. You were least critical of the PPP who brought us to our knees. I thought the election would change you, but like the Leopard you can't change your spots.

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