SC disposes of Sindh Excise Inspector’s promotion case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a promotion case filed by Excise Inspector Sindh Ghulam Haider

Mallah over state counsel’s assurance that the petitioner would be granted promotion according to his seniority.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case.

During the course of proceedings, the counsel for provincial government informed the court that Ghulam Haider Mallah was appointed in the Excise Department on the direction of the Provincial Excise Minister in 1990.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa observed that former provincial minister deserves a NAB case and asked if minister had the authority for appointments and postings. Were the orders of minister not illegal, he further asked.

The court also expressed annoyance over Additional Secretary Excise and state counsel for not submitting response over the matter.

Justice Isa remarked that by not saying a wrong, a wrong the country suffered a lot. He also remarked that bureaucracy got salary from public money but served the ministers.

Additional Secretary Finance said that the orders of the provincial minister were illegal.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked that the justice will prevail if case was probed by NAB. He also remarked that the individual responsible for making the system corrupt should be put behind the bars.

The counsel for Sindh government assured the court that the petitioner would be promoted according to seniority.