Salaries of election tribunal judges to be brought on par with session judges

  • Chief Justice Mansoor Ali remarks principle of same salary and privileges for same job will be applicable
Pakistan

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered to bring the salaries and privileges of judges of election tribunal on par with the session judges.

High court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued the order on an application filed by former judge of election tribunal, Javed Rashid Mehboobi. He also ordered to issue arrears of all allowances to the tribunal judges.

“There cannot be a difference in salaries of an on duty judge and retired session judge appointed at the election tribunal,” the order stated, adding that the principle of same salary and privileges for same job will be applicable.

An assistant to court Hafiz Tariq Naseem submitting arguments in favour of retired judges said that discrimination in appointment of judges at election tribunal should be abolished.

On the other hand, the applicant argued that judges of election tribunal were not given the same level of salaries and allowances despite doing the same kind of work.