SHC seeks additional comments on petition against appointment of 23 Sindh CM aidesJanuary 21, 2015
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the Sindh Services, General Administration and Coordination department (SGA & CD)’s secretary to submit additional comments and details of appointment of parliamentary and political secretaries to the Chief Minister within three weeks.
A division bench had taken up a petition filed by Moulvi Iqbal Haider, who moved the court, submitting the CM has appointed 23 people as advisers, coordinators, special assistants, political and parliamentary secretaries in violation of the laws.
He stated that as per record of Services, General Administration and Coordination department, there were 18 provincial ministers including the chief minister, which was against the Constitution.
He added the 14 advisers and special assistants having status parity with provincial ministers were appointed in sheer violation of the Constitution, besides, they had put heavy burden on the national wealth.
In response to the petition, SGA & CD’s secretary had filed comments, stating the CM has two advisers having status parity with the ministers and 12 special assistants. He stated that under law the CM should have only five advisers. However, he was empowered to appointed special assistants, adding law did not place any restrictions on him to appoint special assistants.
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