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IHC extends interim order for Abrar ul Haq’s appointment suspension


Shahzad Ali Reporter

05th Dec, 2019. 10:57 am
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has on Thursday extended its interim order suspending appointment of PTI leader Abrar Ul Haq as Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) until Dec 12.

According to the details, Chief Justice Athar Minallah  headed IHC bench, and resumed hearing a petition filed by the outgoing chairman Red Crescent Society Saeed Elahi, who was an acting chairman of the body before his removal.

The court gave the federal government more time to furnish its response to the petition.

A federal law officer appeared before it, stating that the government’s reply is almost ready and will be submitted to the court office today.

Justice Minallah ruled that “Let the government file its reply, then we will proceed with the case,” and then adjourned the hearing until Dec 12.

Justice Athar Minallah remarked the law governing the body exists, which could not be violated by anyone.

Abrar ul Haq’s counsel contended that the Red Crescent is a welfare body and the petition against appointment of its chairman is non-maintainable.

Abrar ul Haq had been appointed as the new chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on November 15.

President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi had approved the appointment for PRCS, also known as Hilal e Ahmar.

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