IHC dismisses senators plea seeking SBP governor’s removal

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a plea  of twenty -two senators seeking the court to remove  State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa, Newsone reported.

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Senators mostly from the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf had earlier challenged Bajwa’s appointment in the IHC.

However, today during the hearing, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb rejected the reservations of the petitioners.

Justice Aurangzeb declared Bajwa’s appointment is in accordance with the law and Constitution.

On August 16, 2017, 22 senators, including PPP’s Taj Haider, Farhatullah Babar, Sassi Palejo and Farooq H Naik, had challenged his appointment.

The petitioners contended that no legal procedure was adopted while appointing Bajwa as governor of SBP.

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