ISLAMABAD: Former chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Dr Saeed Elahi has challenged the appointment of Singer-cum-Politician Abrarul Haq in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
President Dr Arif Alvi, in his capacity as head of the PRCS, removed Dr Elahi and appointed famous pop singer and PTI leader Abrarul Haq for a period of three years.
Dr Elahi was appointed by the PML-N government as the PRCS chairman in 2014 and granted extension for another term in 2017.
Elahi in his petition said that he was appointed as chairman for a period of three years till March 9, 2020, However, the PTI government appointed a new chairman before the said date which was ‘illegal’.
The petition further said that Haq’s appointment as the PRCS chairman could also create a conflict of interest as he already heads a charity organization called, ‘Sahara Foundation’.