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Legal heirs of Civil Servant eligible to plead cases of deceased parents: FST.

ISLAMABAD -- A three-member bench of the Federal Services Tribunal (FST) has declared that legal heirs of a Civil Servant would be eligible to plead cases of their deceased parents as parties, if they die during the pendency of cases involving financial benefits.

The bench, headed by chairman of the FST Justice (Retd.) Sheikh Ahmed Farooq comprising two other Members Kazi Afaq Hossain and Syed Nasir Ali Shah, heard a number of different appeals related to question whether the appeals filed by the Civil Servants during their life

time would abate on their death or their legal heirs, who are not Civil Servant, could legally pursue the same.

The 11-page detailed unanimous decision was authored by Chairman FST Justice (Retd.) Sheikh Ahmed Farooq.

The decision was announced by the three-member bench after hearing a number of petitions, filed by employees of various departments like National Bank of Pakistan, Post Office, GHQ, National Highway and Motorway Police, Pakistan Railways and Controller General of Accounts.

The bench heard detailed arguments of different counsels appeared before the bench on behalf of the petitioners and respondents.

Some civil servants filed petitions regarding their service matters and financial benefits (during service and after retirement) but they died during the pendency of their cases.

The bench decided that legal heirs of deceased parents would be eligible to plead their pending cases which entailed only financial benefits inheritable by the legal heirs of the civil servant upon their demise.

The bench accepted all the petitions involving cases of civil servants regarding only financial benefits and in its order declared legal heirs of civil servants will be illegible to plead case of their parents upon their demise which entailed financial benefits inheritable by the legal heirs.

However, the bench dismissed all such petitions involving merely official matters other than financial matters like absorption and consequent repatriation declaring them personal grievances of the civil servants and could not trickle down to his legal heirs.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 28, 2015
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