IHC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Shahzad Akbar

By: News Desk      Published: 04:52 PM, 26 Aug, 2020
IHC rejects petition seeking disqualification of Shahzad Akbar

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday rejected a petition seeking disqualification of Mirza Shahzad Akbar as Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued nine-page verdict that stating Shahzad Akbar did not violate any rights of the petitioner. The petition was moved by a citizen Pervaiz Zahoor.

“As per Article 91 of the constitution of Pakistan, it is the prerogative of Prime Minister to appoint advisers,” the IHC chief justice said. 

It is pertinent to note that IHC on Tuesday reserved its judgment on the maintainability of a petition challenging the appointment of Mirza Shahzad Akbar as Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah reserved the decision after listening arguments of the lawyers. The chief justice said the prime minister was authorised to appoint anyone as his adviser in accordance with the Constitution.