Malak MARAWAT HUSSAIN V e r s u s MANAGING DIRECTOR, SUI NORTHERN GAS PIPELINES LIMITED and another
Judge Name: NASIM SABIR SYED AND MUHAMMAD HAYATULLAH KHAN SUMBAL, Judgment Result: Appeal accepted. Other Law Journal References: –assistant-records in sui northern Gas pipeline ltd.-appointment- withdrawal of-challenge to-petitioner was employed as assistant records with respondent company on 3.7.1995 on temporary basis vide order dated 3.7.1995-some vacancies of assistants store in grade-v were available in store department at head office of company, Lahore- he applied for one of posts and was selected but appointment letter was not communicated to him as claimed by him-when it came to notice of appellant that he was recruited as assistant stores-he enquired from office and consequent upon this inquiry, appointment letter which was issued on 23.9.1996 was handed over to appellant on 6.1.1997-in accordance with appointment letter appellant was required to join on 27.10.1996 but as appointment letter, as claimed by appellant, was received on 6.1.1997, he reported for duty on 8.1.1997 but he was not accepted by concerned authorities with plea that offer of appointment has since been withdrawn-however, appellant submitted his arrival report by post on 8.1.1997-contention of department that competent authority who could appoint person could also withdraw offer and only letter of offer does not create any vested right in favour of appellant, is accepted legal position-even if appointing authority has power to withdraw offer made, same has to be with valid justifiable grounds-it cannot be done arbitrarily and whimsically-held: department was not right in withdrawing offer of appointment without giving any reason particularly when vacancy existed with respondent department-appeal accepted with all back benefits.

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