Islamabad(May 04, 2018): The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued notices to two serving Islamabad High Court (IHC) judges for charging a fee for Employees Old Age Benefit (EOBI) without the authorization of the federal law ministry.
A two-judge bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed the hearing of a suo moto case pertaining to the hiring of private counsels by EOBI, issued notices to IHC judges Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and other lawyers to explain that how they got fees from the department without the approval of concerned ministry.During the proceedings, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sohail Mahmood informed the court that Rs50 million was spent on lawyer fees. He added that the two lawyers were since elevated as IHC judges
The bench remarked that both should come to explain their position over the payment in the EOBI scandal. It has also been told that the EOBI engaged with different private counsels in 87 cases in violation of rules.