PCB acting chief Najam Sethi gets legal reprieve

Justice Shaukat Siddiqui had last month suspended Sethi from working and also put aside a government order to appoint an interim management committee for three months to run cricket affairs.

updated: November 05, 2013 11:32 IST
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Karachi: In a major reprieve to the Pakistan Cricket Board, a divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court restored Najam Sethi as its acting Chairman and also allowed the interim management committee appointed by the government to resume its functioning.

The decisions were announced after the bench heard the appeals filed by the PCB and the government in the capital city with well-known lawyer, Asma Jahangir making a forceful argument before the judges in the court.

"Asma Jahangir, who is representing the government in the case, gave a impassioned argument lasting some 90 minutes which appeared to convince the divisional bench that until a decision is taken on the appeals, Sethi and the interim management committee must be allowed to resume work," an eye witness who was in court said.

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