ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a petition seeking removal of retired Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed from the post of chairman of the Broadsheet Commission.
On Friday, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by citizen Saleemullah Khan.
At the Chief Justice’s hearing, the petitioner’s counsel objected and asked for a change in the bench, to which Justice Minallah said, “Yes, you have objected to every bench.”
After hearing the arguments against the bench, the verdict was reserved and later announced.
Justice Minullah wrote a four-page judgment in the case.
According to the decision, the petitioner did not give arguments despite being given an opportunity by the court, therefore the petition was dismissed as inadmissible.
The decision said that the application for trial after seven different judges has been rejected while the application for trial in the court of the petitioner’s choice has also been rejected.
The petitioner had sought removal of Justice Saeed from the commission.
The petitioner had taken the position that Justice Saeed had served as Deputy Prosecutor General in the NAB, and his appointment as the head of the Broadsheet Inquiry Commission was a matter of interest.
He also pleaded that no retired judge could be appointed to any post for two years after retirement.
The Prime Minister formed the committee
Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed an inter-ministerial committee to probe the Broadsheet LLC scandal and tasked it with presenting its findings in 45 days.
The move was followed by a repression on YouTube of Broadsheet CEO Kahu Mousavi, in which he made several claims about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s overseas assets firm’s investigation.
Faraz said the committee would not investigate the matter for just a minute, but would determine “how the country’s wealth was looted, and how, after making important discoveries, someone approached it.” He was said to be Nawaz Sharif’s cousin. Remove the family name from the case, after which the CEO said, “We don’t deal with thugs.”
The Information Minister said that those who “ridiculed the state institutions, damaged the country’s wealth and dragged the country into litigation” which caused great embarrassment to the committee were soon to share their findings. They will be dealt with later.
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