SC summons President ABL Tahir Hassan Qureshi, imposes fine of Rs. 2 Lakh


Islamabad : President of Allied Bank Limited (ABL) has been fined by Supreme Court of Pakistan for missing an appearance before court on Thursday.

Supreme Court also summoned the president Tahir Hassan Qureshi when he missed the scheduled appearance. He was also fined Rs 200,000 for missing the appearance in an on-going pension case of retired ABL officials.

A three bember bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that pensioners were depressed so the authorized persons should be a helping hand for them instead of a source of creating barriers.


The chief justice observed that a president of a bank was receiving three to five million rupees as salary but not ready to pay a hundred rupees to the poor pensioners.

CJP remarked that “how I can say Khushhal Bibi, an old pensioner to be “Khushhal” (happy) in Rs. 243 which was just fare of a Rickshaw (Cab) to her home to the bank”.

Meanwhile, the chief justice also restrained Sulman Aslam Butt counsel for a litigant from citing precedents of Indian Supreme Court and remarked that Indian courts did nothing as compared to our courts for Human Rights.

Subsequently the bench adjourned further hearing of the case till January 18.

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