ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal filed by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) against a Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling that had allowed Director Special Projects Salim Altaf to continue his job despite being fired by Chairman Dr Nasim Ashraf. During the hearing of PCB's appeal before a three-judge bench headed by Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Attorney General Malik Mohammad Qayyum appeared on behalf of the board and stated that Salim Altaf was a contract employee, thus it was not mandatory for the PCB to underline any reason while sacking him. The Attorney General also stated that the service rules were not applicable to any contractual jobs and one can be removed at any stage. Qayyum also stated that the former Test cricketer did not ask the LHC to give him the interim relief which was granted to him before the disposal of the main petition. Altaf had moved the LHC through a writ petition over his sacking by Chairman who alleged that Altaf was leaking classified information to media. Altaf denied the charge. Altaf's counsel, Advocate Naeem Bokhari told the bench that the President had appointed his client in 2005 and no time limit was mentioned regarding the tenure of his services when he was given the job. Referring to he letter of appointment issued on March 18, 2005, the counsel said services rules had no relevance to his case. After hearing the arguments from both sides, the apex court dismissed the appeal.