The Islamabad High Court on Monday suspended a notification issued last week of the appointment of Abrarul Haq as the chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing a petition filed by outgoing PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi against Haq’s appointment.
Elahi was appointed by the PML-N government as the PRCS chairman in 2014 and granted an extension for another term in 2017. Last week, he was removed by President Alvi, who is the patron of PRCS. According to PTI officials, Elahi was removed for openly criticising the government, adding that he had been accused of corruption and nepotism during his two tenures.