SHC hints at contempt action in lecturers' promotion case.

KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday hinted at the contempt of court action against senior government officers including the provincial chief secretary and others in a case related to grant promotion and time scale to lecturers.

The Sindh High Court's judge Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar heard the petition against the Sindh government for not granting scale and promotions to more than 10,000 professors and lecturers.

Advocate General and other senior government officials have appeared in today's hearing.

The advocate general told the court that the matter was included in the agenda of a forthcoming provincial cabinet meeting on December 24.

Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar remarked that the court will issue show-cause notices if the matter was left unresolved.

He added that the court will take contempt of court action against Sindh chief secretary and other officials over neglecting the orders.

'What will happen after sending our officers behind bars?' questioned the advocate general.

Justice Mazhar remarked, 'Your officers are using delaying tactics and they will definitely face action for not following the court's directives.

I hope that the advocate general of Sindh will...

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