LHC seeks reply from Punjab govt over Tahir Ashrafi’s removal as chief MUB
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought reply from Punjab government within a week on petition filed by Tahir Ashrafi against his removal from post of Chairman Muttahidda Ulema Board (MUB). Court rejected Tahir Ashrafi plea for granting immediate stay order against Punjab government order.
Counsel for petitioner Tahir Ashrafi told court during hearing of case there is no room in law for removing Chairman MUB from his office before completion of his term. It is not mentioned in notification of new appointment under what law this change has been made.
Court directed counsel for Punjab government should tell till next week under what law this appointment is made. Tahir Ashrafi has made Punjab government, chief secretary, Auqaf Department and Hamid Raza respondents in his petition. Tahir Ashrafi has taken plea in petition that he was again appointed as chairman MUB Punjab for three years on March 31, 2022.
Published in The Daily National Courier, September, 22 2022