Supreme Court orders removal of 53 FIA officials
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to sack 53 of its employees with immediate effect, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Tariq Bandial heard a contempt case against FIA for making unlawful recruitments in the agency and not implementing the court order in this regard.
Justice Ijazul Hasan remarked on FIA report that the Supreme Court had given three instructions to the FIA in 2001. The chief justice said the agency was required to make recruitments through public service commission. But the agency‘s report revealed that it did not follow the rule and hired workers without conducting their competition exam and interview, the SC judge observed.
The FIA lawyer told the court that four employees have already died and three have passed the competition exam.
The judge remarked that the Supreme Court judgment cannot be overruled by the high court. He said after the judgment of the apex court, the FIA employees took their cases to other courts. He asked the FIA to dismiss all those officials with immediate effect who didn’t pass their FPS exam and directed DG FIA Wajid Zia to submit a report in this regard within 15 days.
Reporter Amanat Gashkori