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Najam Sethi’s Appointment as PCB Chairman Challenged in Lahore High Court

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Najam Sethi’s appointment has been challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday.

The petition states that no person who is above the age of 65 can head a public office, whereas Sethi is current 69 years of age.

The petitioners also stated that the post of Chairman has been awarded to Sethi on the basis of favoritism.


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LHC will now assess everything and pass a ruling whether Sethi is eligible to hold the position or not.

Najam Sethi, was appointed as the acting chairman following the pending case against Zaka Ashraf, who was the acting chairman at that time. Later, a two-member bench of Islamabad High Court cleared Zaka and ordered his restoration as PCB Chairman.

Najam was finally appointed as the chairman later by Nawaz Sharif himself.


This is a developing story and we will update as soon as more information is available.

Zarar handles Sports & Auto at ProPakistani. Drop him a message at [email protected]


  • Ali Salman

    These are problems of common man? How courts even accept such petitions which are only giving them chance to go public with their unwarranted statements ? A few thousand you spend which takes days of our courts that costs millions and billions to this nation and more in form of social losses.

    10,000s of cases are pending before courts, some prisoners have waited for 20+ years for their cases to be heard by courts.

    On the other hand Sethi hasn’t proved himself capable yet ?