ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued notices to higher authorities of Ministries of Interior and Finance to clear their position regarding non-provision of 50pc ad hoc allowance to officers and men of Islamabad police.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued the notices following a petition of an official of the Islamabad police Ali Murtza.

The petitioner told the court through his counsel Abdul Sami that officials of Islamabad police were yet to receive 50 per cent ad hoc allowance despite the fact that President Asif Ali Zardari had approved 50 per cent ad hoc allowance for federal government employees in July 01, 2010.

The petitioner told the court that the Finance Ministry had issued a letter in this regard on July 05, 2010, stating that officials of defence forces, civil armed force, Islamabad police and national highway and motorway police will be given ad hoc allowance.

“Contrary to the announcement, the allowance was not given to defence forces, civil armed force, Islamabad police and national highway and motorway police,” the counsel added.

He praying that the Ministries of Interior and Finance be directed to take steps to provide the officials with due ad hoc allowance to address their grievances .

The petitioner informed the court that officials of Lahore High Court were already been paid to the same ad hoc allowance.

He submitted before the court that the IG Islamabad police referred the matter to interior ministry when the applicants approached him but despite lapse of several months the matter is yet to be resolved by the ministry.

The court issued notices to higher authorities of ministries of Interior and Finance to clear their position.