ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) Thursday issued notices to federation and Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers Laws in a petition difficult the appointment of Chief Government Officer (CEO) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).
A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah performed listening to of the petition filed by Muhammad Rizwan Asghar difficult Asim Rauf’s appointment as CEO of DRAP and directed the respondents for submitting report and para-wise feedback. The court docket additionally directed to challenge discover to the Lawyer Basic for Pakistan on this matter. After issuing aforementioned instructions, the IHC bench adjourned listening to on this connection for 10 days.
The place of the highest head of DRAP is vacant since March 2019, when the sooner everlasting head of the division was eliminated on having doubtful PhD diploma. Later, Asim was given appearing cost of the workplace. In his petition, the petitioner assailed the notification dated 07.03.2019 for the appointment of Asim as Appearing CEO of DRAP. The counsel for the petitioner contended that the way through which the Chief Government Officer, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan was appointed is described beneath Part 5 of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Act, 2012.
He referred to subsection (6) of Part 5 of the Act of 2012 in help of his competition that the facility and jurisdiction vests within the Federal Authorities and the eligibility standards has additionally been prescribed. The petitioner acknowledged that the appointment of respondent no.6 i.e. Asim Rauf, Chief Government Officer of the DRAP just isn’t sustainable, non est and void.
He mentioned that regardless of of Institution Division’s notification to the Ministry of NHS on guidelines and procedures for the appointment of high head, the ministry gave promotion to the sitting appearing CEO DRAP in earlier dates to proceed with him. He continued that the mentioned notification issued by Director Admin Dr. Obaidullah mentioned, “In compliance to Federal Service Tribunal, Islamabad orders dated of M/o National Health Services Regulations and Coordination letter No.F.6-3/2015-DRAP/NHSR&C (Vol-III) dated 09.01.2018, the competent authority has been pleased to grant Ante-Date Promotion to Mr. Asim Rauf, Additional Director (RO-14), DRAP from the date when his juniors were promoted i.e. 07.09.2009 with all consequential benefits. Resultantly, the officer, inter-alia shall retain his inter-se-seniority as in the lower post.”