ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court barred on Tuesday Zaka Ashraf from performing his duties as the chief of Pakistan Cricket Board and issued notices to Zaka, Secretary sports, Secretary of Pakistan Sports Board, and Federal Secretary of inter-provincial coordination in this regards, DawnNews reported.

A single-member bench of the IHC comprising of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui resumed the hearing over a petition submitted by Major (r) Ahmed Gulzar Suddle which said that the recent elections for the post of PCB chief were held fraudulently.

The petitioner had alleged that election board constituted for the election of the PCB chief was not as per rules and rather in contradiction to the board's own constitution.

The petition also requested that Zaka be stopped from convening or attending any meeting of the Board.

Suddle further requested for fresh elections to take place giving an opportunity to former members of the national team.

The court admitted the petition for hearing barred Zaka from performing his duties as PCB chief and issued notices to Secretary sports, Secretary of Pakistan Sports Board, Federal Secretary of inter-provincial coordination, and the PCB chief seeking a reply within a week.

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May 28, 2013 6:12 pm

Great, this is a start, no more fraud, thank you Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui.

Mohammad Shafi
May 28, 2013 7:40 pm

In my view Zaka was the best and honest PCB chairman in PCB. He became scapegoat of politics. That was the last nail in Pak Cricket's coffin.

habib Khan
May 29, 2013 12:04 am

For gods sake let Zaka Ashraf handle PCB who is presently running the Board/Association very well and is taking direction of good cricket for Pakistan team. Now suddenly what has arisen I fail to understand. I am not a cricketer but a follower of cricket and so far what I have seen and am seeing is that Zaka Ashraf is trying to build a strong Pakistanii cricket team as well as trying to groom youngsters also. So after all Z. Ashraf's efforts I fail to understand why someone files a complain and the Judge stops him to continue. What a pity it would be a loss to the Pakistani nation.

May 29, 2013 1:57 am

Well done court...No one is above the law, whomever you may be... There is a way to do things...why not do things that way.?....Why you have to elect yourself the wrong way.....Zaka you were a great chairman until you pull that rabbit out of the hat.....You resorted to corruption hence punishment should be severe as well.....

Hasan Hasni
May 29, 2013 3:18 am

Removing the Chairman with interim order by the court is beyond my understanding. Chairman should have been allowed working till final decision of the court. I think some judges are interested to make name by activism rather than making decision based inline with law, constitution and there best ability. Am I taking nuance?

May 29, 2013 9:18 am

good call by IHC. bring in the competent, honest, and dedicated management to run PCB.

Ali H
May 29, 2013 11:56 am

What about the plans for PSL? Hope some one takes over and organizes the PSL soon.

May 29, 2013 3:01 pm

Clearly, Zaka is not a Nawaz Sharif buddy. There must be several in contention from NS's own family circles.

Taha Lateef
May 29, 2013 4:20 pm

The question is, will anybody be allowed to work?

May 29, 2013 5:28 pm

It will be shahbaz's son

May 29, 2013 6:14 pm

Another controversial decision by the same judge.

May 29, 2013 6:13 pm

Banana Republic

May 29, 2013 6:43 pm

The poster behind Zaka Ashraf in the picture says it all.

May 29, 2013 10:44 pm

Zardari disqualified the CM (Shabaz sharif) through the courts, same practice are taken by new step to stop zaka to perform his duties. it is sad scenario.

May 29, 2013 11:32 pm

PAK Cricket in self destruct mode again!

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