IHC allows Islamabad mayor to resume duties

Sandra Loyd

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday enabled Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz to resume official duties, reserving the federal government’s earlier order for his suspension for 90 days.

The federal government on Sunday had suspended Aziz over charges of supposed corruption. The following day, Aziz moved the IHC, looking for the cancellation of the federal government order by enabling him to resume office till the court concluded the matter.

Aziz was suspended “with immediate effect for a period of ninety (90) days for fair conduct of inquiry under section 96, sub-section (1) of Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015 (X of 2015)”, check out the alert provided by the Interior Ministry.

Aziz, in his petition, chose the federal government, Ministry of Interior and the City Government Commission (LGC) while asking for the court to direct the stated organizations to “work within the orbit of the law”.

In his petition, the mayor had actually asked the court to direct the stakeholders to “work within the orbit of law”.

Previously this year, a recommendation had actually been submitted versus Aziz– who is associated with opposition party PML-N– in which it was declared that he was abusing his powers, utilizing personnel for individual usage, and operating official vehicles that were supposedly beyond his privilege.

The referral was submitted by Humayun Akhtar, a member of the Capital Advancement Authority (CDA) and the acting Chief Metropolitan Officer (CMO).

A city government commission led by PTI MP Ali Nawaz Awan had actually advised Aziz be suspended throughout the course of an occurring examination.

Awan is likewise the Unique Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on CDA Affairs.

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