By Our Staff Reporter

QUETTA: Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday ordered the removal of all six special assistants to the chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan. A division bench of the BHC comprising chief justice, Jamal Khan Mandokhail and Justice Abdullah Baloch de-notified the special assistant act 2018 Balochistan.

Ali Ahmed Khan advocate appeared before the court on behalf of Babar Mushtaq challenging the appointments of special assistants to chief minister Balochistan. The counsel for the petitioner pleaded that Balochistan was a poor province and could not afford increasing perks and privileges of special assistants.

The court ordered the immediate removal of all six special assistants and the withdrawal of all perks and privileges. The chief minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan had appointed Rameen Muhammad Hassani, Captain (R) Khaliq Achakzai, Ejaz Sanjrani, Hasnain Hashmi, Nawabzada Umar Farooq, and Agha Shakeel Durrani as special assistants.

The opposition parties in and outside Balochistan Assembly had also criticized the Balochistan Awami Party-led government for appointment of special assistants and termed it a burden on the province.

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