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IHC suspends PM’s orders regarding appointment of Member Oil OGRA

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Islamabad, Islamabad high court (IHC) has suspended the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding appointment of member oil OGRA.
A single member bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddique took up for hearing the case regarding appointment of member oil OGRA on Friday, filed by a former OGRA officer Yasin against government.

According to the details of the case Nawaz government had advertised post of member oil OGRA in the news papers following the retirement of former member oil Sabir. Several persons skilled in this field filed their applications in connection with their appointment on this post.

The board short-listed 3 persons including Gulam Yasin, Zain Ul Abideen, and Abdul Malik among the applicants and sent the summary to PM Nawaz Sharif.
The PM instead of appointing anyone from the selected persons gave orders to Petroleum ministry for advertising the post again in newspapers. The petroleum ministry also gave advertisement in the newspaper as per PM orders.

One Yasin former officer of OGRA and one among the three selected candidates by Board challenged PM orders in the court.
The court has directed the government not to implement PM orders and appoint one among the three persons selected by board as member oil OGRA.
The IHC has also restrained ministry of petroleum from advertising the post of member oil afresh and ordered that one among the 3 members panel which were short listed be appointed as member oil OGRA.