Hearing Set for Petition Against Ishaq Dar’s Appointment

News Desk2 weeks ago

The petitioner and respondents have been notified that IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq would hear the case on Tuesday.

Ishaq Dar was already serving as the Minister of Finance when he was named deputy prime minister on April 28, according to Sher Afzal Marwat’s lawsuit.

The PTI leader continued, “There is no provision in the 1973 Constitution that allows the Prime Minister to appoint someone as his deputy, and the office of the deputy prime minister is unconstitutional.”

In addition, Sher Afzal Marawat said that Ishaq Dar’s appointment was unconstitutional and went against the idea of the separation of powers.

He insisted that receiving two postings for personal benefit amounts to a “burden” on the national coffers.

The PTI leader asked the IHC to deem Ishaq Dar’s appointment as deputy prime minister void, citing the prime minister, the secretary cabinet division, the federal government, and Ishaq Dar as respondents.

In addition, the petitioner asked the court to pay them for bringing this “important matter” before it.

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Ishaq Dar’s position as deputy prime minister was already challenged in a suit that the Lahore High Court (LHC) denied.

Details: Citing that the Pakistani Constitution does not provide the position of Deputy Prime Minister, the petitioner said that the announcement designating Ishaq Dar as Deputy Prime Minister was in violation of the Constitution.

On the other hand, the plea was dismissed by the Lahore High Court as being inadmissible.

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