Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar has challenged his suspension by federal government in Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The plea filed in the court argues that government’s suspension of the mayor is against the law as the issue was already in the court.
The federal government and the interior ministry were made parties in the petition.
Earlier, Federal government on Sunday suspended Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz for 90 days over corruption charges.
According to a notification issued by the interior ministry, the Cabinet has approved the suspension of Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz.
Aziz was suspended “with immediate effect for a period of ninety (90) days for fair conduct of inquiry under section 96, sub-section (1) of Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Act, 2015 (X of 2015)”.
In February, a reference had been filed against the Islamabad Mayor in which it was alleged that he was abusing his powers, using staff for personal use, and operating official vehicles that were reportedly beyond his entitlement.