The appointment of PTI’s Abrar-ul-Haq as the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (Pakistan Hilal-e-Ahmer) has been suspended till November 29 by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
During the hearing of the petition challenging the appointment of Abrar on Monday, the high court issued the notices to the respondents and asked to submit the replies. Abrar-ul-Haq’s appointment as the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society was challenged by the former chairperson Saeed Elahi.
Elahi’s petition was heard by the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) which claimed that Abrar-ul-Haq’s appointment was illegal.
In his petition, Elahi argued that he was appointed as the chairperson for a period of three years, ending March 9, 2020. He further takes the stance that he was removed from his post without any notice or reason.
He stated in his petition that PTI’s leader Abrar-ul-Haq is the head of the Sahara Foundation, therefore there is a conflict of interest.