SC irked over ‘headless’ key govt posts


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has referred to the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) for his decision the matter of non-appointment by the government against more than 100 key government posts.  The CJP has been informed by the Supreme Court that several key posts, including that of the chief election commissioner, are lying vacant due to which people are facing difficulties. The court has said that this case be also decided in the light of Khawaja Asif case. Speaking on the issue, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani remarked, “What type of government is this that so many posts are lying vacant and no appointment has been made thereon, and it is not realising this matter. If there are no heads of these institutions then how are they functioning? It means these institutions are dysfunctional practically.”  Meanwhile, Justice Ejaz Afzal observed that non-appointment on 100 significant posts is highly regrettable and alarming. He asked who should the employees approach to seek relief due to lack of services tribunal. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani referred the case to CJP.

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