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IHC to hear plea against Dar’s appointment as deputy PM today

Petition contended and alleged two posts had been given to the same person for personal gains at public expense

By Awais Yousafzai
May 21, 2024
Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting in this undated picture. — APP/File
Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting in this undated picture. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Amir Farooq will hear a petition against Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar’s appointment as Deputy Prime Minister today. PTI leader Sher Afzal Marwat has challenged the appointment.

Sher Afzal Marwat has challenged the appointment of Ishaq Dar as Deputy Prime Minister in the Islamabad High Court through Riaz Hanif Rahi. The petition states that Ishaq Dar is already working as Federal Minister. “On April 28, a notification was issued for the appointment of Dar as Deputy Prime Minister with the approval of the Prime Minister. The post of Prime Minister is a constitutional post, but the Constitution of Pakistan is not aware of the post of Deputy Prime Minister.

There is no provision in the Constitution which allows the Cabinet Division to issue a notification for the appointment of the Deputy Prime Minister,” the petition contended and alleged two posts had been given to the same person for personal gains at public expense.

“A person who is illegally appointed cannot enjoy the privileges of the state. It is requested that the April 18 notification for the appointment of Ishaq Dar be declared null and void,” it requested. The federal government, Cabinet Division Secretary, Prime Minister and Ishaq Dar have been made parties to the petition.