ISLAMABAD (9 News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended the appointment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Punjab famous singer Abrarul Haq as Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) chairman.
Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah heard a petition filed by former PRSC chief Saeed Elahi against Abrarul Haq’s appointment. During the hearing, the IHC chief justice has issued stay order on the appointment of PTI leader.
Athar Minallah directed to stop appointment notification of Abraul Haq till next hearing. The court has sought replies from the singer-turned politician, attorney general and establishment division in this regard.
Later, the court adjourned the hearing till November 29.
Earlier, Saeed Elahi had challenged the appointment of the singer in the IHC. He stated that the PTI leader has been appointed as chairman for three years.
In the petition, the former PRSC chairman stated that he was not notified before his removal, and the court should revoke the decision. It is also a matter of conflict as PTI leader is currently acting as the head of Sahara Foundation, he stated.