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January 15, 2021

Qasmi’s appointment case: IHC seeks arguments from attorney general

National

January 15, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday sought arguments from Attorney General of Pakistan on maintainability of a case pertaining to implementation of Supreme Court’s decision on Attaul Haq Qasmi’s appointment as managing director PTV.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani heard the petition to recover Rs197 million from Attaul Haq Qasmi, Ishaq Dar, Pervez Rashid and others. The PTV had approached the Islamabad High Court for recovery of the money.

During hearing, the lawyers of Fawad Hassan Fawad, Pervez Rashid and Ataul Haq Qasmi objected over the admissibility of the petition, on which the court sought arguments, in the next hearing, on the admissibility of the petition. The court said that right of hearing to Ishaq Dar was terminated as he was not appearing in the case despite repeated notices. The court summoned the Attorney General for assistance and adjourned the hearing till March.