Chief Justice of Pakistan takes notice on application of Adviser Transparency International for taking suo motu action against unconstitutional appointment of Salman Farooqui as Federal Ombudsman

Islamabad, June 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took notice on an application sent by Syed Adil Gilani, Adviser, Transparency International-Pakistan, praying therein for taking suo motu action against unconstitutional appointment of Mr. Salman Farooqui as Federal Ombudsman.

On the said application, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan passed the following order:-

“Issue notice of the representation/petition sent by Transparency International through Syed Adil Gilani for 04.06.2013. Notice to Mr. Salman Farooqui be also issued through Secretary Wafaqi Ombudsman.”

It may be mentioned that the Supreme Court has already fixed on 04.06.2013 Constitution Petition No. 30 of 2013 challenging appointments, transfers and postings made in the period of Caretaker Government and the above captioned application is to be taken up for hearing along with the said case.

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Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
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