LHC suspends notification of appointments of chairmen BoDs
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended a notification regarding appointments of chairmen of board of directors of six development authorities.
Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan passed the orders on a petition filed by Chaudhry Yasser challenging these appointments.
During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel Advocates Zeeshan Mirza and Zahir Abbas submitted that the Punjab government through a notification had appointed chairmen of board of directors of Sargodha Development Authority, Rawalpindi Development Authority, Faisalabad Development Authority, Gujranawala Development Authority, Multan Development Authority and Bahawalpur Development Authority on October 4, 2018.
They contended that all the newly-appointed chairmen had apparently political background whereas there was no provision for appointment of the chairman under Punjab Development of Cities Act. They pleaded with the court to set aside appointments.
On this point, the court suspended the notification and sought reply from the government till March 14.