IHC reserves verdict on petition challenging appointments of PM’s special assistants
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved verdict in case pertaining to appointment of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s five special assistants.
The petitioner had challenged the appointments of special assistant on political affairs Asif Kirmani, special assistant on economic affairs Miftah Ismail, special assistant on media affairs Dr Musadik Malik, special assistant on law Barrister Zafarullah Khan and special assistant on institutional reforms Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed.
The petitioner stated that the aforementioned officials were also working with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif since 2013, and were reappointed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Deputy Attorney General Raja Khalid Mahmood appeared before the court on behalf of the federal government and said that the prime minister has the authority to appoint special assistants under rules of business.