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NFC case: Courts dragged in unnecessary issues, says IHC

May 29, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday served notices on respondents in a petition pertaining to formation of the 10th National Finance Commission (NFC).

Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC heard the petition moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurram Dastagir. During the course of proceedings, the court remarked that the courts were dragged in unnecessary issues and asked the petitioner that his case should pertain to the consultation regarding the appointment of finance adviser as NFC member. The petitioner's counsel, Barrister Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, argued that it was clear in the Constitution that only the elected representatives would run the affairs of the country. The court observed that it would only view that whether the adviser to the prime minister on finance was made an NFC member without the consultation process. After this, the court served notices on respondents and sought reply till next date.