LHC seeks explanation from Pemra chairman over seniority list
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued a stay order on execution of a seniority list containing 60 officials and directed the Pemra chairman to submit an explanation by 30th of this month.
During the hearing on Monday, Shehzada Mazhar, the counsel for Pemra Lahore Assistant Manager Hafiz Jamil Asghar, argued that the chairman had formulated the seniority list by creating eight categories to accommodate the favourites. As a result, the senior officials had become junior and the juniors were seniors, he explained.
He said the Pemra chairman had also summoned a meeting of the departmental promotion committee next week to implement the controversial seniority list, alleging that the senior officials were being ignored in promotion.
The counsel requested the court to issue orders for staying the process and promoting the officials according to the law. The court remarked that preparing seniority lists on the basis of categories was seemingly unlawful and sought an explanation from Pemra Chairman Absar Alam by the 30th.