RAWALPINDI – Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Monday issued notices to the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Managing Director to respond to a contempt of court application within two weeks.
Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Younis sought the response of the MD PAC Kamra after 48 employees of aircraft manufacturing factory said they had not been given jobs as ordered by the high court. Citing the MD as respondent Syed Saqib Hussain and others through their lawyer Inamur Raheem maintained that it was on November 10 last year Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan directed the authorities to induct the petitioners in the AMF as they had already qualified according the relevant rules and regulations.
The petitioners said that in the early petition they maintained that being the employees of PAC they applied for different jobs advertised by the complex and written test and interview were taken in February last year. The authorities however refused to induct them despite they qualified for the posts after fulfilling the demanded criteria.
In response to their petition, the PAC authorities had replied that new administration decided to hire the staff from outside as these 48 men had already been serving in the complex. They had maintained that it was the prerogative of the authorities to select or drop any individual, especially keeping in mind the prevalent law and order situation. Justice Farrukh, however, was not satisfied with the response and directed the authorities to induct the petitioners as they had already qualified.
In their contempt of court plea, the petitioners said instead of complying with the court orders the authorities in December last year constituted a new committee and asked them to appear before the committee for re-interviews.
They were warned if they did not turn up for the fresh interviews they could be ruled out of the process for appointments.
The LHC was urged by the petitioners to direct the authorities to follow the early decision of Justice Farrukh and induct them on the seats they had qualified.