IHC dismisses review petition in Farha Dogar case
QAMAR UZ ZAMAN
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed against an earlier order of the court which legitimised award of extra marks to Farah Hameed Dogar – daughter of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. A single-member bench of Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam dismissed the review petition of Iftikhar Hussain Rajpoot.
The court in its short order said that no further review could be entertained after the dismissal of an intra-court appeal in the same matter. Iftikhar Hussain Rajpoot had filed the petition through Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffery.
The petitioner had alleged that the counsel for Farah Dogar and the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education failed to present facts before the court and citation given by them had no mention of reevaluation of examination.
Earlier a division bench of the court comprising Justice Munir Paracha and Justice Raja Saeed Akram had dismissed the intra-court appeal of Azam Khan Sultanpuri against Farah Dogar verdict.
On January 16 the single-member bench of Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad had dismissed the appeals filed against the Federal Board regarding Farah Hameed Dogar case, the court described the decision of reassessment and rechecking of her marks as correct and lawful.
The detailed judgement said: “an examinee may not suffer in his career on account of incorrect marks awarded by a Sub or Head-Examiner, in the absence of supervisory power with the Board or the University directing reevaluation. Reevaluation was thus considered an effective measure to stop the arbitrariness of the examiner.” The verdict also said that after thoroughly examining the relevant record of Farah Dogar the court has come to the conclusion that award of additional marks was correct.
Source: Business Recorder