LHC accepts plea against Ali Jahanger’s nomination
Islamabad (Web desk): Lahore High Court (IHC) on Monday accepted plea against Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, who was recently desginate for US ambassador.
As per details, LHC heard nomination’s plea against Ali Jahangir Siddiqui and accepted for further conclusion.
Petitioner asked the court that Ali Jahangir is a dilettante having no relevant education or qualification to hold the profile he’s nominated for. PAK-US ties have never been more turbulent and this development may further instigate misunderstanding between the two nations, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that Siddiqui’s name surfaced in Panamagate scandal as well, making him all the more controversial for a sensitive post.
On 9 March, The federal government had appoint investment banking expert and special assistant to the prime minister Ali Jahangir Siddiqui as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the appointment. Ali had been serving Abbasi as a special assistant, advising the prime minister on economic and business matters.
Siddiqui is chairman of JS Bank Ltd and son of stockbroker-turned-banker Jahangir Siddiqui.
He has previously been a director in Airblue, Lucky Cement, Azgard Nine, and numerous other companies.