IHC division bench stops PCB elections

Bench issues stay order against earlier directive that called for election of PCB chairman by the end of November.

Obaid Abbasi/web Desk November 04, 2013
Najam Sethi. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD:  A division bench of the Islamabad High Court has issued a stay order against an earlier court order that called for the election of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman by the end of November, Express News reported on Monday.

As per this direction, the funds allocated for elections were also stopped.

The bench issued this order while hearing multiple applications related to PCB elections and interim chairman Najam Sethi.

The judges will resume hearing these applications on November 7.

PCB saga

On October 29, IHC judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had suspended Sethi and barred him from performing his duties for failing to comply with a legal order to elect a permanent PCB chairman.

However, after a couple of hours, the division bench granted a stay order on the suspension ruling until November 4.

Sethi further tweeted that he was still the PCB chairman because of the latest stay order.

However, Express News reported on October 31 that the IHC’s written statement over the issue clarifies that Sethi remains suspended.


Jibran | 8 years ago | Reply

What a mess. We already had an election, the lustful publicity seeking judges should not have interfered. One thing is becoming certain, any issue these incompetent judges indulge into, it turns into a mess.

Safwan | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan you never stop to amuse me. Just one word: ridiculous.

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