Hafeez Sheikh removed from National Finance Commission

Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, the prime minister’s adviser on finance, has been removed from the National Finance Commission.

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The court submitted a notification of this to the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. The notification appointing him to the commission, which had been challenged in court, has now been withdrawn, Attorney-General Khalid Jawed Khan said.

But PML-N MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha argued that their objection was that the NFC had been formed without consulting them.

I also had issues with the last NFC notification, said the attorney-general. The court praised Khan for his comments and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb said not every attorney-general speaks like this.

Ranjha said their victory is that the government has to work according to the Constitution.

The PML-N had challenged Sheikh being able to chair the NFC as the finance adviser. Traditionally, the country’s finance minister chairs the NFC.

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