SHC suspends appointment of incumbent DG Parks

Karachi: Sindh High Court SHC has suspended the appointment of incumbent director general of the city government parks and horticulture department till further orders.

Former director general DG parks, Abdullah Mushtaq, approached the court against appointment of the incumbent director general of the city government’s park and horticulture department.

The petitioner contended that chief secretary, through a notification issued on June 25, appointed Muhammad Sadiq Rajar as DG of the department. He claimed that incumbent DG does not possess the requisite qualification and that his appointment was unlawful.

He said that a person having MSc degree in agriculture can be posted as director general parks as per law. Though he said that incumbent has no such qualification.

According to the petitioner, he was posted as DG parks on June 20 but was removed five days after his appointment and Rajar was appointed illegally in his place. He prayed to the court to declare the notification of appointment of director general parks as illegal and allow him to complete his tenure.

Citing chief secretary, secretary services department and administrator KMC as respondent, he prayed to the court to declare the notification of appointment of director general parks illegal and allow him to complete tenure as director general parks.

A division bench of SHC has also directed the respondents to file comments till August 20.