Court issues notices to respondents in PSMA's intra court appeal.



ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday issued notices to the respondents in Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA)'s intra court appeal (ICA) challenging a single bench's verdict which had turned down its petition against the report of Sugar Inquiry Commission (SIC).

A division bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing of the ICA and also summoned the attorney general for Pakistan to appear before the court to assist the court.

After issuing the aforementioned directions, the IHC deferred hearing in this matter till July 15 for further proceedings in this matter.

During the hearing, Makhdoom Ali Khan Advocate represented the sugar mills association while additional attorney general Tariq Khokhar appeared before the court on behalf of the federation.

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The counsel for the association requested the court to declare IHC judgment dated June 20 as null and void. He further said that the commission submitted its report but there was no notification of its formation. The Additional Attorney General said that the notification of formation of the Commission was published in the Gazette of Pakistan on March 16.

Addressing the Additional Attorney General, Justice Aamer said that the March 16 notification will have...

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