ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has set an example for other departments as it on Saturday terminated the services of its two deputy registrars, who were working at Karachi and Lahore registries on the contract basis. An eight-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprised Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Mohammad Sair Ali, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, during the proceedings of Haj corruption case directed the secretary Establishment Division and the chief secretaries of all the provinces to ensure that if any civil servant or other person who had been re-employed, his case be also examined in terms of the provisions of law. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday re-examined the cases of two deputy registrars - Arjan Ram.K. Talreja, at Branch Registry, Karachi and Pervez Ahmed, at Branch Registry, Lahore and incumbent Registrar of Supreme Court Islamabad Dr Faqir Hussain cases. After reviewing their cases it was decided to dispense with the service of deputy registrar, who have been re-employed/employed on the contract basis in the apex court after giving them notice of one month under the rules. The re-employment of Dr Faqir Hussain as Registrar, Supreme Court was also reviewed and found to in compliance with the instructions contained in Rule 14(1) of the Civil Servants Act, 1973 and in the public as well as in the institutional interest. It was observed that the re-employment of Dr Faqir Hussain on contract basis as Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan for two years does not create blockage for the other officers of the Supreme Court Establishment, therefore, in view of the order of this court quoted above no rectification is required. Thus, his re-employment on the contract basis has been found in order and covered under the rules therefore, he would continue as such. However, Dr Faqir Hussain was ordered to relinquish the charge of Secretary Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), while senior Joint Secretary Habib-ur-Rehman has been given additional charge of the Secretary LJCP. At the time of offering of contract employment to the two deputy registrars no one was eligible for such promotion. However, after this courts judgment their cases had been reviewed and it has been noticed that due to their contract employment, the promotional prospects of the eligible assistant registrars, who otherwise qualify to be considered for promotion as deputy registrars, are apparently blocked.