SHC declares OPS appointment of DG IPR, Pakistan Customs as violation of law

KARACHI: A service bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Aziz ur Rahman and Justice Adnan-ul-Karim Memon on Thursday announced the judgment it reserved in a petition challenging the appointment of Aamir Rasheed as Director IPR, Pakistan Customs, Karachi.

Manzar Hussain moved the court against appointment of DG IPR on Feb 10,2015 maintaining that it  is ultra vires of the Civil Servants Act 1973 and the rules framed there under on the premise that the responder Director IPR does not qualify  to hold the office in BPS 20 on Own Pay and Scale (OPS) basis as he is in BPS 19.

The bench held that appointment of  respondent Director IPR Enforcement, South is violation of law and thus the petition is allowed and the posting of the respondent was declared without lawful authority. The bench set aside the notification dated 10-2-2015. The post was declared vacant and the competent authority was asked to fill the same within a period of two weeks. The bench also ordered sending of copy of this judgment to chairman FBR for compliance.

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