2011  SCMR  1912     SUPREME-COURT

Syed TAHIR ABBAS SHAH

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OGDCL through M.D. Head Office, Islamabad

 

Art. 199—Constitutional petition—Maintainability—Civil Service— Statutory rules—Employee of Oil and Gas Development Corporation assailed the order passed against him before High Court in exercise of constitutional jurisdiction—High Court dismissed the petition on the ground that remedy available to the employee was before Service Tribunal—Validity—Employees of Oil and Gas Development Corporation being governed by statutory rules, therefore, for redressal of their grievances, remedy of filing constitutional petition before High Court was available to them and Service Tribunal had no jurisdiction—Conclusion drawn by High Court, directing the employee of Oil and Gas Development Corporation to seek remedy before Service Tribunal was not sustainable—Supreme Court set aside judgment passed by High Court and case was remand ed for decision afresh—Appeal was allowed.