Sindh High Court announced verdict in petition challenging appointment of Advisor Hafeez Sheikh

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Sindh High Court announced verdict in petition challenging appointment of Advisor Hafeez Sheikh

KARACHI: Sindh High Court announced verdict in petition challenging appointment of Advisor Hafeez Sheikh .

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday rejected a petition challenging the appointment of Dr Abdul Hafeez Shiekh and Raza Baqir as PM’s Adviser on Finance and Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) respectively.

A bench of the high court dismissed the petition for being non-maintainable.

Citing the federal government, Dr Sheikh, Governor SBP Raza Baqir and others as respondents, the petitioner stated that the appointment of Raza Baqir as SBP governor and Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as PM’s adviser is violation of various articles of the constitution.

He, therefore, pleaded with the court to declare their appointments as illegal.

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Imran Khan carried out a major shakeup in the PTI government last month, appointing Dr Sheikh as his adviser on finance.

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