Karachi: The Lahore High Court Monday dismissed a writ petition challenging extension of tenure of the PCB’s Management Committee by the Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Ministry Islamabad for 120 days with effect from June 9 2014.
The prime minister as patron of the Board had ordered the extension of the Management Committee for another 120 days, which was subsequently notified by the federal government on June 6 through the IPC ministry.
The PCB’s legal counsel Taffazul Haider Rizvi had raised a preliminary objection to the maintainability of the writ petition, taking the plea that the matter was sub-judice before the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan.
After hearing the preliminary arguments of both the counsel on a writ petition filed by Naushad Ahmad, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah declared, “since the matter was already sub-judice before the Honorable Supreme Court, the High Court therefore could not take up such a writ.”
The counsel for the petitioner, Barrister Harris Ramzan, had pleaded before the Lahore High Court that he was not aware that the matter was already pending before the Supreme Court.
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