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January 15, 2020

Zulfi Bukhari appointment as PTDC chairman challenged

National

January 15, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Zulfi Bukhari appointment as Chairman Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has been challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Justice Aamir Farooq of Islamabad High Court on Tuesday took up the petition filed by PTDC employees against the formation of National Tourism Coordination Board has also been challenged while notice was also issued against MD PTDC appointment. The court has issued notices to concerned parties and has sought reply from the federal government in two weeks.

During hearing Justice Aamir Farooq inquired under which law national tourism board was formed.

To this petitioner’s lawyer told the court that this matter was shifted to provinces after 18th Amendment and federal government has no authority to appoint chairman PTDC and the authority for his appointment rests with board. Cabinet appointed Zulfi Bukhari against the law as a Chairman Board and Managing Director appointment was made without advertisement.

The petitioner requested to the court that Zulfi Bukhari appointment and formation of national tourism coordination should be declared unconstitutional and nullified.

After hearing the initial arguments the court has issued notices to concern parties and sought reply from the federal government within two weeks.