Court: SC accepts plea against sacking of PPP’s provincial ministers - Pakistan News Digest

Court: SC accepts plea against sacking of PPP’s provincial ministers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday accepted for regular hearing a petition against sacking of seven ministers of Pakistan People’s Party from the Punjab cabinet. The petition was filed by one Shahid Orakzai challenging the Lahore High Court LHC ruling over the sacking.

The court rejected the contention of Punjab government that the petitioner had no locus standi to file this petition as he was not an aggrieved party in the matter. The court noted that after its various judgments the scope of aggrieved party had widened.

The petitioners maintained that the ministers were sacked without assigning any reason. The petitioner stated that the removal was made purely on political biases and the decision was made by the Pakistan Muslim League-N in Islamabad outside the jurisdiction of Punjab.

He said these ministers were not removed due to their poor performance but because of bias against their party. The petitioner stated that the CM could not advise the governor to remove any minister without having support of majority of the members in the assembly.

   

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