ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed contempt petition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not complying the apex court judgment in Anita Turab case.
However, the same bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, hearing another application against Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif directed the petitioner to include the name of person who was promoted despite Lahore High Court’s order.
Muhammad Fahim and Bilal Ahmed had filed separate petitions against the prime minister and the Punjab chief minister respectively.
Muhammad Faheem appearing in-person contended that he is not a government employee but as a citizen he was affected because throughout the country the appointments of civil servants are being made on the political basis. Such transfers and appointments are clear violation of the apex court judgement in Anita Turab case.
The bench ruled if the civil servants are being affected from the government’s actions then they could approach the court of law, and dismissed the contempt petition.
The same bench also heard contempt petition of Bilal Ahmed, filed against CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. Advocate Irfan Ahmed appearing on behalf of the petitioner contended that throughout the province, the public instruction department of Punjab government does transfer and posting of the teachers in education department, while the CM has the authority for overall transferring and posting in the province.
He told that his client was the most senior officer in the public instruction department (PID) but Syed Mumtaz, junior officer, was promoted as director of this department.
He informed that the Lahore High Court had issued stay order against the transfers and posting, despite that transfers and posting are going on in the Punjab.
Irfan argued that he had not made party to Mumtaz, promoted as director PID, because the CM has the authority to promote officers.
The court directed the petitioner to make that officer as party in the case and adjourned the hearing for one week.