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Islamabad High Court  (IHC) on Thursday reserved verdict in a case pertaining to the appointment of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s five special assistants.

The petitioner had challenged the appointments of special assistant on political affairs Asif Kirmani, special assistant on economic affairs Miftah Ismail, special assistant on media affairs Dr. Musadik Malik, special assistant on law Barrister Zafarullah Khan and special assistant on institutional reforms Khawaja Zaheer Ahmed.

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The petitioner stated that the aforementioned officials were also working with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif since 2013, and were reappointed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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