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Setback for Zaka Ashraf

Karachi: The federal government, on Thursday, filed an appeal in the Pakistan Supreme Court against the reinstatement of Zaka Ashraf as the PCB chairman.

Lawyer Asma Jahangir filed the appeal on behalf of the ministry of inter-provinces coordination which had earlier issued, on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a notification forming an interim management committee (IMC) to run cricket affairs in the country.

[The Telegraph reported on Thursday that there was a buzz that inter-provinces co-ordination ministry, which looks after matters of sport at the federal level, was seeking to challenge Ashraf’s reinstatement].

A two-member divisional bench had, however, restored Ashraf as chairman and dissolved the IMC this month.

The office of the Supreme Court had earlier returned the appeal application on legal grounds but later the appeal was filed afresh and accepted.

The main basis of the appeal against the reinstatement of Ashraf is that he has lost the confidence of the governing board of the PCB.