First NADRA, then PEMRA and now AGPR

Islamabad High Court reinstates Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue Tahir Mahmood.

Shahbaz Rana/obaid Abassi December 20, 2013
Mahmood is the third official restored by IHC during last month. Earlier, chairmen of NADRA and Pemra were restored by the same court. . PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday reinstated Accountant General of Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) Tahir Mahmood who was suspended on December 18 by the government for three months, Express News reported.

Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi issued a stay order against the removal and suspended the termination notification issued by the establishment division. The court also issued a notice to secretary establishment and adjourned the matter till the next date.

Mahmood while challenging the termination notification through his counsel, Mir Aurangzeb, argued that the government had suspended his client for three months on December 18 without any reason. He maintained that even show-cause notice was not issued to his client before terminating his employment, therefore he requested the notification be set aside.

It is noted that Mahmood was the third official who was restored by IHC in the last month. Earlier, chairmen of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), were also restored by the same court.

Sources in the Ministry of Finance said that Tahir Mahmood was allegedly involved in corruption. He was allegedly the right hand man of Auditor General of Pakistan Akhtar Buland Rana.


Jamal | 8 years ago | Reply


NADRA chairman is a competent person. NADRA couldn't have a better head then him. Do you really think that merit was the major reason behind his dismissal?? if that is that then PMLN would have never ever ever ever never ever appointed Maryam Nawaz to lead the youth loan scheme. how does she fit the merit??? also look at the ministries, Abid sher, Khaaja asif, Pervez rasheed, Rana daddo all of them does not fit the roles they are performing.

Kumar | 8 years ago | Reply

It was Nawaz Sharif and PMLN who started this court-court game. Now their Govt is facing the same problem which previous Government did. Its just the start, you will see more of it when they will try to privatize the white elephants(PIA, Railways etc).

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