ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court deemed a total of 442 transfers, appointments, and promotions null and void which had been ordered by Mir Hazar Khan Khoso when he served as the caretaker Prime Minister, reported Express News on Wednesday.
The case was heard by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The court said that the caretaker government made decisions regarding policy which were outside their roles and responsibilities.
Additionally, the court stated that provincial chief secretaries and IG police are not the relevant authorities for such decisions and that the federal government had the authority to review and retain postings ordered by the caretaker government.
The orders are in response to a petition filed now federal minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
In his petition, Khawaja Asif claimed that the heads of NHA, NEPRA, SNGPL, SSGPL, Pakistan Minerals Development Corporation, National Fertiliser, OGDCL, State Life Corporation, PTDC, Pakistan Software Export Board, FIA, and different departments of the PTA were transferred by the caretakers by overstepping its mandate.
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