LHC to hear petition against appointments of government advisors and SAPMs

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday, approved the petition for hearing filed against the appointments of advisors and Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM).

LHC has issued notice to the federal government directing it to apprise the court of appointment process regarding several special assistants and advisors.

In addition to it, the court has directed the government to submit details regarding the services and assets of people working in such capacity.

Such people include Zulfi Bukhari (British citizenship), Shahzad Syed Qasim (US citizenship), Nadeem Afzal Gondal (Canadian citizenship), Shahbaz Gill (US green card) Nadeem Babar (US citizenship) and Moeed Yusuf (US resident).

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The development comes as the petitioner Nadeem Sarwar has contended that the appointment of non-elected individuals by the government are in-fact a violation of constitutional guidelines.

It is to be noted that earlier, SAPM on government’s Digital Pakistan initiative Tania Airdus, along with Dr Zafar Mirza – former SAPM on Health had resigned due to criticism targeting their dual nationality.