IHC wraps up KPT Chairman Jameel Akhtar removal case
Islamabad High Court IHC wraps up the case relating to the dismissal of Chairman Jameel Akhtar from Karachi Port Trust (KPT).
The federal government revoked its notification of removal of Jameel Akhtar according to reports.
The attorney general admitted that the notice given earlier was not correct.
The IHC ended the case following a comment from the attorney general.
Earlier Islamabad High Court (IHC) upheld its stay order until April 16 (today) against the removal from office of Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Jameel Akhter and sought a response from the Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah has held a hearing on a petition moved by the chairman of KPT against his ministry dismissal.
At the beginning of the trial, on behalf of the federation, Additional Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar appeared before the bench and pleaded that there were two notifications for the appointment of Chairman KPT.
The term of service was two years in line with the first notice in 2017.
The chief justice noted if the federal minister concerned was allowed to intervene in appointment matters, adding that this was a serious matter.
He further noted that it was an accepted reality that this appointment was made for a three year term.
The maritime ministry officials took the view that Federal Minister Ali Zaidi had ordered an audit to the department. The chief justice questioned the statute this order was issued under.
Justice Minallah said the ministry gave baseless reasons, adding that most of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cases were connected to abuse of powers. He requested that the ministry investigate the matter.
The court requested written opinions on the matter from the secretary ministry and federal minister, and adjourned the hearing of the case until April 16 (today).