Govt removes Hafeez Shaikh from National Finance Commission


The federal government on Wednesday has removed Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh from National Finance Commission (NFC).

According to details, a new notification on the establishment of NFC has been submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) by the attorney general.

Moreover, the plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurrum Dastgir against NFC formation has been wrapped up. 

Earlier on May 19, 2020, PML-N had challenged the formation of the 10th National Finance Commission in the Islamabad High Court.

The petition stated that the responsibility of equitable distribution of financial resources between the federation and provinces lies with the NFC. According to the Finance Division notification, the President of Pakistan constituted an 11-member commission on April 23.

According to PML-N’s petition, it was necessary to consult with the governors before including a finance adviser and a finance secretary but the notification did not mention any talk with any provincial governor.


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