The Islamabad High Court on Friday (June 14) has rejected the governments’ notification regarding removal of federal tax ombudsman Mushtaq Sukhera and issued a stay order on the notification.
The court ordered that the law ministry notification removing Mushtaq Sukhera would remain suspended until the next hearing. It ordered Sukhera not to exercise his authority as tax ombudsman until the next hearing despite being restored. The court further issued notices to the law ministry, the secretary of the President of Pakistan, and the principal secretary of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, seeking replies from the respondents within two weeks. The hearing was subsequently adjourned.
Earlier the Federal tax ombudsman Mushtaq Sukhera was removed from his position on Thursday (June 13) by the government, according to a notification issued. The notification was issued by the minister for law and justice after approval from President Arif Alvi. Sukhera held the tax ombudsman position since 2017. Prior to this position, he was the former Punjab inspector general police (IGP).
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17 November, 2019