Karachi: The government of Pakistan on Friday withdrew its appeal filed against the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to reinstate Zaka Ashraf as the chairman of the cricket Board. The government's advocate Asma Jehangir confirmed the withdrawal of the appeal as the hearing was scheduled on Friday.
She didn't give any details but sources said the move could be the first step towards the government directly appointing an ad-hoc committee and new chairman to run cricket affairs in the country. (Also read: No intentions of stepping down)
The IHC bench hearing the appeal last week had made it clear that since the Prime Minister as chief patron of the PCB had powers, the government should appoint a new chairman but it couldn't rule on the reinstatement of Ashraf.