LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday struck down section 10 of the Civil Servant Act 1974, the law on the basis of which 7 civil judges were removed from their services, being ultra vires the Constitution of Pakistan.

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the LHC heard the case. The judge observed that the said section was against Article 10-A of the Constitution, 1973.

The sacked civil judges had filed the petition submitting that they were terminated from the services and were not issued a prior notice. They told the judge that their termination was unlawful. They prayed to the court for restoration and confirmation of their jobs.

In July last year, the Lahore High Court terminated 7 civil judges from their service without issuing a prior notice to them.  

On last hearing, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah expressed serious concerns over the removal of seven civil judges from their service without any prior notice.  

The judge observed that the removal of judges from the services in the way done in civil judges’ case was against the constitution.