ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has directed the federal government to issue a notification of Justice (Retd) Hasnat Ahmed’s appointment as chairman of the 8th Wage Board.

Hearing a case related to non-payment of salaries to media men, President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt told the Supreme Court it had ordered the government to appoint the chairman by August 12.

He argued that that the deadline has already passed, the government had issued no notification that has concerned the media workers.

The Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered that the notification of Hasnat Ahmed’s appointment be issued by Monday. The federal cabinet has approved the appointment of Ahmed as chairman.