Statement against appointment of advisers: LHC CJ asks the government lawyer to come with preparation
Lahore:Lahore High court chief justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Wednesday asked the lawyer the Federal government to come with full training to help in court the statement against the “unelected” advisers and special assistants to the Prime Minister.
Justice Khan accepted the petition as objection and upheld the objection of the Registrar, requiring that the applicant’s lawyer with the copy of the letters of appointment of advisors and special assistants.
“The issues raised by the young lawyer in his petition suggested that the Federal government is playing on wet pitch, which has grass on it and the pots are ready to take advantage of these favorable conditions, C. J. observed in the use of terminology of cricket.
CJ has postponed the hearings until the end of Eid and asked the Deputy attorney General to present the court with full readiness. In his petition, the advocate Nadeem Sarwar said Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed a 16 UN-elected people as advisers and special benefits violate the constitutional scheme. He said the financial adviser of PM Dr. Abdul Hafiz Sheikh is not an MNA or Senator, while he headed the Ministry of Finance.
“According to article 92 of the Satversme, only MNA to discharge the duties of the Federal Minister on the nomination of the Prime Minister,” said Sarwar. He said that article 90(1) explains that the Federal government cannot be started unelected people. He said that the inclusion of unelected individuals in the Cabinet showed that the Prime Minister was not able to run the government.
He added that in article 2(A) of the Constitution States that an unelected person may not use the powers of the state and who has dual citizenship can be a threat to the security of the country. The plaintiff asked the court to stop the PM and members of his unelected Cabinet Ministers to stop work till the final disposal of the petition. The lawyer got the PM, his advisors, assistants and law Minister Farogh Nasim of the defendant in this case.