Punjab govt removes 30 law officers on political affiliation charges

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Thursday terminated the employment contracts of 30 law officers, claiming they were members of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and appointed 29 new legal aides in their pace.

Those who were removed included eight additional advocate generals and 22 assistant advocate generals.

Law Secretary Bahadar Ali Khan issued the notification of new appointments and de-notified their predecessors.

Officers sacked included Alia Ijaz, Waqar Saeed Khan, Junaid Razzaq, Azra Israr, Syed Al Hassan Jafari, Jam Khalid Farid, Zafar Rahim Sekhira Sulaiman Alam Khan, Amjad Ali Ansari, Qaiser Abbas Shah and Shams Tabriz, Irfan Ahmad Khan Niazi, Aziz ur-Rehman, Ahmad Nadeem Ghahla, Malik Shaukat Mahmood, Muhammad Imtiaz Mirali, Shehryar Ahsan Mehboob, Prince Khushbakht Khan, Jam Muhammad Afzal, Jam Abdul Malik, Shahid Mahmood and Malik Shah Nawaz.

Secretary Khan sent copies of the notification to the principal secretaries to the governor and chief minister, advocate general, finance secretary and concerned offices.

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