SHC summons SESSI officials for defying its orders

KARACHI: Sindh High Court SHC on Monday issued a notice to commissioner, director medical administration and medical advisor of Sindh Employees Social Security Institution SESSI, asking them to appear before it for disobeying its orders.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai was seized with the contempt of court application moved by medical officers of SESSI, seeking contempt of the court proceedings against SESSI authorities for defying the court orders regarding the enhancement of allowances of medical officers.

Applicants, Dr Ghulam Sarwar Lashari and other employees of SESSI, submitted that provincial government had issued a notification enhancing the allowances, including non-practicing, rural, hardworking and causality allowances but SESSI authorities was not implementing the notification.

They prayed to the court to direct the authorities concerned to implement the notification regarding enhancing the allowances. Earlier, SHC bench had directed applicants to approach to the governing body of SESSI and submit objections to it, which will provide opportunity to them and shall decide the plea.

Applicants contended that they submitted application to the governing body of SESSI but the issue regarding allowances was not taken up. Hence, they pleaded the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the respondents commissioner, director medical administration and medical advisor of SESSI.

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