ISLAMABAD: An aggrieved government servant working under the executive or the legislature has the option of knocking the doors of the judiciary to get justice. But who will provide remedy to an officer who has been working for the judiciary and has become its victim?
To the officer’s credit, his “crime” for which he was initially suspended and later forced to quit has got endorsement from no less than the Supreme Court of Pakistan but yet his appeal against his forced retirement is neither being heard nor dismissed.
This victim of the judicial system is former Additional Registrar of the Islamabad High Court Ijaz Ahmad, who had pointed out the illegal recruitment made in the IHC which were endorsed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in September 2016.
Ijaz, the then Additional Registrar in the Islamabad High Court, had shown extraordinary courage by raising questions on the illegal appointments in 2013 but instead of being rewarded he was suspended and retired prematurely.
He was forcibly retired in October 2015 following which he filed an appeal before the competent authority. However, his…