ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has revoked the appointment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Abrar-ul-Haq as the chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS).
The hearing was led by IHC’s judge Athar Minallah on a petition filed by former chairman of PRCS Saeed Elahi whose lawyer told the court that his client’s term as chairman would end in March 2020.
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The judge during the courtroom hearing remarked that the removal of Elahi was unlawful in the lights of the proscribed rules.
The IHC adjourned the hearing till 29th November after issuing notices to Establishment Division, Abrar-ul-Haq and other parties in the case.
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The court also issued a stay order, baring Haq from assuming charge as PRCS chairman.
According to IHC Chief Justice, the notification of Haq’s appointment will remain suspended until the next hearing.
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Haq was previously appointed as the new chairman of the PRCS on 15th November. He had been granted the seat for three years.