Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its decision on 08-01-2018 in connection with Assistance Package 2014 for Family of the Employees Who Died Between 15-06-2013 to 08-02-2015. Detail is as under:
Elar Afzal Khan J:- These petitions for leave to appeal have arisen out of the order dated 9.2.2017 of a Division Bench of the Islamabad High Court whereby it dismissed the intra court Appeals filed by the petitioners and maintained the judgment dated 31.5.2016 of the learned Single Judge-in-Chambers of the Islamabad High Court.
The learned DAG appearing on behalf of the petitioners contended that once the package notified on 20.10.2014 was held in abeyance, respondents could not have been given any benefit thereunder and that neither the learned Single Judge of a Division Bench of the High Court appreciated the true import of the notification issued this behalf.
We have carefully gone through the record and considered the submissions of the learned DAG appearing on behalf of the petitioners.
The record reveals that the package in this case was notified on 20.10.2014 and gives effect from 15.06.2013 while the death of the husband of respondent No. 1 in CP. 1267 of 2017 took place on 18.7.2014 and that of respondent No. 1 in CP. 1161 of 2017 took place on 24.11. 2014. The package dated 20.10.2014 clearly and squarely covered the case of the respondents in the aforesaid petitions. Subsequent package notified on 4.12.2015 and give effect from 9.2.20154 will not affect the case of the respondents which having been set at rest before the target fate is post and closed on all accounts. The view taken by the High Court in the circumstances appears to be correct. We thus don`t feel persuaded to interfere therewith.
For the reasons discussed above, these petition being without merit are dismissed and the leave asked for is refused.
Special thanks to Mr. Haider Ali Advocate (03045000033) for sending the copy of the Supreme Court Decision Regarding Assistance Package 2014 for Family of the Employees Who Died Between 15-06-2013 to 08-02-2015.