The prime minister’s adviser on finance, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, has been removed from the National Finance Commission.
The court submitted a notification of this to the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. The notification appointing him to the commission, which had been challenged in court, has now been withdrawn, Attorney-General Khalid Jawed Khan said.
But Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha argued that their objection was that the NFC had been formed without consulting them.
I also had issues with the last NFC notification, said the attorney-general. The court praised Jawed Khan for his comments and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb said not every attorney-general speaks like this.
Ranjha said their victory is that the government has to work according to the Constitution.
However, the PML-N had challenged Hafeez Sheikh being able to chair the NFC as the finance adviser. Traditionally, the country’s finance minister chairs the NFC.