Five women FIA officials challenge seniority list

KARACHl: The Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) on a petition filed by five female sub-inspectors against a provisional seniority list.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi asked the authorities at the FIA headquarters and provincial office to file comments by Nov 29.

Sabeen Ghouri Nadeem and four other petitioned the SHC and impugned the provisional seniority list issued by FIA on Jan 25 this year.

Their counsel Hasan Mandviwalla contended that the seniority of the petitioners was being calculated from 2010 instead of 2007 unlike their contemporary batchmates.

He further submitted that the impugned seniority list was arbitrarily and issued in contravention of Article 25 of the Constitution.

The lawyer also argued that the petitioners had been left with no alternate remedy other than the constitutional jurisdiction of the SHC and pleaded for equal treatment.

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