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IHC seeks reply from respondents over beaurocrate's promotion case.

ISLAMABAD -- Justice Aamer Farooq on Friday sought reply from the respondents till August 11 in connection with the petition challenging promotions of bureaucrats.

A single member bench of Islamabad High Court resumed hearing on the civil miscellaneous application filed by federal government for the suspension of operation of IHC's order dated July 27.

Abdul Rehman Siddiqi counsel for beaurocrates sought time from the court for submission of reply. Afnan Karim Kundi, AAG objected and said that 10 days period out of 30 days had been expired so operation may be suspended.

The AAG has maintained that being aggrieved party the federation intends to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the order. Only the detailed judgment would enable government to adequately formulate the questions of law for challenging the decision, he added.

While seeking suspension, he said less than three-week time is left to file appeal and if the previous court order is not implemented within a month, the federation would be facing contempt of court charges.

The court, however, did not accept his request and granted time to respondents to file a reply till August 11.

It is to mention here that the promotions had been recommended by the Central Selection Board (CSB) in May this year and the petitioners belonging to different departmnets had challenged promotion of junior officers to grade 21 on grounds that they were superceded.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC had set aside the promotions asking to revise the promotion criteria and re-consider the promotions of the officers whose names were deferred.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 8, 2015
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