ISLAMABAD: On assurance given through the Established order Department that his case might be positioned sooner than a high-powered board, the Islamabad Prime Court docket (IHC) has disposed of former foremost knowledge officer’s (PIO) utility looking for the courtroom’s lend a hand to believe him for promotion.
Justice Aamer Farooq on Thursday disposed of the civil miscellaneous (CM) utility after the Established order Department submitted a answer announcing Rao Tehsin’s case could be positioned sooner than a high-powered board chaired through the high minister.
At the orders of the courtroom all over the closing listening to, the Established order Department had submitted its answer referring to Tehsin’s promotion.
Up to now, an authentic representing the Established order Department had maintained sooner than the courtroom that the First light Leaks inquiry document was once now not with the department; on the other hand, he added it was once the internal ministry’s accountability to post a answer in Tehsin’s case as he first of all got here to courtroom looking for a duplicate of the inquiry document.
Justice Farooq had remarked if the departments attempted to shift the accountability onto others, the courtroom could be pressured to summon the entire related federal secretaries. Below the legislation, he added, an inquiry document does now not prevent any individual from being regarded as for promotion.
It had additionally emerged all over the closing listening to federal secretary had recused himself from engaging in disciplinary lawsuits in opposition to Tehsin following which the Established order Department had forwarded a abstract to the high minister for appointment of any other authentic as an inquiry officer.
Tehsin had filed the CM utility in his already pending petition the place he were looking for a duplicate of the First light Leaks inquiry document.
He had filed two CM programs – one looking for to appoint the Established order Department as respondent and the second one to believe him for promotion.
Justice Farooq had allowed his first utility and in the second one, the bench had issued notices.
In the primary petition, Tehsin, thru his suggest Wasim Sajjad, approached the IHC looking for the inquiry document in order that he may know the precise nature of the accusations levelled in opposition to him and avail felony therapies.
Within the petition, the suggest mentioned very harsh motion were taken in opposition to the petitioner which ended in his public humiliation and removing from the PIO administrative center.
Sajjad mentioned it’s the petitioner’s proper beneath the foundations of herbal justice and likewise Article 19-A of the Charter to be supplied with a duplicate of the document, including that Tehsin may now not avail any treatment in opposition to the motion taken in opposition to him with out getting a duplicate of the document.
He made the federation of Pakistan, thru secretaries of data and inner ministries, and secretary to the high minister, respondents within the case.
On October 6, 2016, the petition learn, a information document was once revealed within the day by day First light beneath the heading “Act in opposition to militants or face world isolation, civilians tells army” through Cyril Almeida.
Because the document handled a delicate factor, the suggest mentioned the federal government shaped a committee to probe the topic in an effort to resolve as to who leaked the guidelines.
Due to this fact, he mentioned an inquiry committee headed through Justice (retd) Amir Raza summoned the petitioner to invite him about his function within the topic.
Ahead of the committee, Sajjad mentioned, the petitioner totally denied any function on this regard as he had neither attended the assembly nor was once he knowledgeable concerning the result.
In gentle of the document ready through the committee, secretary to the high minister on April 29 issued instructions that “Rao Tehsin Ali Khan PIO of the ministry of data will probably be proceeded in opposition to E&D regulations 1973 at the fees in line with findings within the speedy document”.
The Established order Department later issued a notification relieving the petitioner from his tasks and directed him to report back to the Established order Department.
The suggest prayed the courtroom to direct the respondents to provide him with a duplicate of the inquiry document or post it sooner than the courtroom in order that he may avail felony treatment.
The courtroom will soak up the primary case on September 20.