PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has dismissed a writ petition challenging the appointment of University of Chitral project director (PD) by the provincial government and declared as legal appointment of Prof Badshah Munir Bukhari against the post.
A bench, comprising Justice Ikramullah Khan and Justice Mussarat Hilali, pronounced the order after completion of arguments by the lawyers over the writ petition filed by Dr Ismail Wali.
The petitioner’s counsel contended that his client was senior most teacher in the college cadre. He said in 2017 the government had advertised the post of project director for Chitral University and sought applications from candidates.
The counsel said the government instead of appointing the petitioner on merit appointed Prof Bukhari on political grounds.
But the counsel for Prof Bukhari contended that his client had remained director planning and development at University of Peshawar and had an experience of 19 years in the university.