Qasim Ali Shah’s position as chairman of the Al-Hamra Art Council was contested by a member of the local community.
On Wednesday, a case was filed contesting Qasim Ali Shab’s nomination as chairman of the board of governors of the Al-Hamra Arts Council, and the Lahore High Court served notice on the plea.
As a result of a petition filed by a local resident, Justice Shujaat Ali Khan issued the directive.
However, the court denied the motion to halt Qasim Ali Shah’s confirmation.
Petitioner’s lawyer claimed that Qasim Ali Shah was given the position of chairman of the arts council by the temporary administration. He explained that as interim governments may only oversee electoral matters, they lack the authority to make such an appointment.
He filed a motion asking the court to nullify Qasim Ali Shah’s position as chairman of the Al-Hamra Art Council.