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Supreme Court rejects review pleas in sacked govt employees case

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Supreme Court rejects review petitions in sacked govt employees case and orders to reinstate 16,000 government employees.

The five-member bench of the apex court dismissed the appeals in the ratio of four to one.

The Supreme Court dismissed the review plea against the dismissal of 16,000 government employees and ordered the reinstatement of the employees.

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved the judgment on appeals filed against the dismissal of 16,000 government employees.

Sacked Govt Employees Case

The five-member bench of the apex court dismissed the appeals in the ratio of four to one.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah disagreed with the majority decision.

Supreme Court Judge Omar Ata Bandial read out the verdict while the court said that a detailed decision on dismissal of review appeals against the dismissal of government employees would be issued later.

The decision of the Supreme Court states that:

  • Government employees who were fired from 1996 to 1999 have been ordered to be reinstated, but those who were fired for misconduct and corruption will not be reinstated.
  • Employees who did not require tests or interviews will be reinstated.
  • Employees in grades 8 to 16 who required a test interview will now apply.

Lawyers of the Government Employees:

Speaking to media outside the Supreme Court after the verdict, the civil servants’ lawyer said that the verdict was a great achievement.

The civil servants’ lawyer said that the esteemed court had asked to reinstate the civil servants from the date on which they were dismissed.

The employee’s lawyer also said that the honorable supreme court of Pakistan has restored 16,000 employees and saved them from a major human tragedy.

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