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IHC bars Zaka from performing duties as PCB chief

Published May 28, 2013 04:17pm


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Zaka Ashraf. —  File Photo
Zaka Ashraf. — File Photo

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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Shahid May 28, 2013 06:12pm

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

Mohammad Shafi May 28, 2013 07:40pm

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 12:04am

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.

zarrar May 29, 2013 01:57am

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 03:18am

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?

nukhan May 29, 2013 09:18am

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

Ali H May 29, 2013 11:56am

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

Tahir May 29, 2013 03:01pm

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 04:20pm

The question is, will anybody be allowed to work?

Fahad May 29, 2013 05:28pm

It will be shahbaz's son

Saber May 29, 2013 06:14pm

Another controversial decision by the same judge.

zia May 29, 2013 06:13pm

Banana Republic

Goldy May 29, 2013 06:43pm

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

ABDUL May 29, 2013 10:44pm

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.

Khalil May 29, 2013 11:32pm

PAK Cricket in self destruct mode again!