ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday issued a show cause notice to the finance secretary and summoned him on October 9.
The court issuing show cause notice has asked the finance secretary to explain as to why a contempt of court proceeding should not be started against him for the non-issuance of notification relating to the 20 percent allowance given to all the employees of the federation.
The ministry of finance took the stand in the court that giving allowance to all the employees would result in additional burden to the exchequer amounting to Rs50 billion.
Justice Shaukat then investigated how was it possible that the prime minister’s announcement benefits some employees while the remaining left needy?
It may be recalled that an announcement relating to giving allowance to some federation employees including the cabinet division and senate secretariat was made and in the backdrop of this announcement IHC during its last hearing had directed that the notification for giving 20 percent allowance to all the federation employees be issued and its copy be presented in the court.