IHC to hear plea against Shehbaz’s appointment on Monday
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A citizen has filed an application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
The court has fixed the petition for hearing on Monday.
The petitioner contended that Shehbaz’s appointment as the chairman of the committee is illegal and producing the PML-N leader’s production orders was a violation of NAB laws.
He added that a reference should be prepared regarding the violation of Section 31 of the NAB ordinance.
The petitioner prayed to court to nullify Shehbaz’s production orders. “The accountability court should be directed to take action against the PML-N president according to Section 16(B) of the NAB ordinance. Chief secretary Punjab should be instructed to arrest Shehbaz and submit him to relevant authorities,” he added.
As long as there is a conflict of interest, Shehbaz should not be allowed to lead the PAC and all benefits of being a PAC chairman should be revoked, the petitions elaborated.
The petition has named Prime Minister Imran Khan’s secretary, the ministry of law, speaker National Assembly and Shehbaz as respondents.
Shehbaz Sharif is in the custody of the NAB in a corruption case.