KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered a citizen, who has challenged the appointments of advisers and special assistants to Chief Minister Sindh, to submit appointments notifications of advisors and special assistants.
An SHC bench comprising justice Abdul Malik heard the petition filed by a citizen, Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi, challenging the appointment of advisers and special assistants.
At the outset of the hearing, Naqvi, who appeared before the bench in a personal capacity, stated that advisors and special assistants of Chief Minister of Sindh have been using powers of the elected members of the provincial assembly.
He stated that advisors and special assistants were getting a portfolio of ministers. He informed the court that Murtaza Wahab has been given a bullet-proof vehicle by Sindh government.
He said Murtaza Wahab has been appointed as spokesperson of Sindh government, advisor for law, besides environment ministry.
He pleaded the court that appointments of advisors and special assistants might be declared as null and void.
The petitioner also informed the court there were others like Murtaza Wahab who have been appointed as advisors and special assistants.
The petitioner stated Murtaza Wahab was dismissed from the position on court orders but later he was brought back.
The court asked the petitioner that there was a copy of the court order which was issued against Murtaza Wahab. The court directed him to attach a copy of the court order with his petition.
The court also directed him to provide appointment notifications of all advisors and special assistants.
The court, later, adjourned the hearing till January 22.