Verdict Regarding an Increase in Retirement Age In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Jan 07 (APP): The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a Peshawar High Court verdict regarding an increase in the retirement age of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government employees.

The PHC had annulled the provincial government’s law on increasing the retirement age of employees.

A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the case and referred the matter back to the Peshawar High Court for re-judgment.

The court directed the PHC to decide the case in accordance with the law.During the course of proceedings, the counsel for the provincial government employees said that the KP government changed the retirement age in Civil Servants Act.

The law of retirement on 25 years of service was repealed, he added.

He alleged that the assembly passed the bill without any discussion.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that the law could not be called wrong on the reservations of some civil servants.

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