Petition seeking to prevent Sheikh from presenting budget dismissed by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition which had sought to prevent Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Abdul Hafeez Sheikh from presenting the federal budget in the National Assembly.

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Chief Justice IHC Justice Athar Minallah heard the proceedings.

The petitioner, during the proceedings, maintained that Shaikh could not present the budget, to which Justice Minallah asked where it was written in the rules who could present the budget.

The petitioner was told by the Justice that he should have been prepared and such petitions should not be submitted in court. After being termed untenable, the petition was dismissed.

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