• Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freedom in the air

Writ seeks cancellation of duty-free car for MPs

Star Online Report

A Supreme Court lawyer today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking directives upon the government for not importing duty free cars for the members of parliament.

Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition praying the court to issue a rule upon the government seeking explanation on why the decision to import duty free cars for the lawmakers should not be declared illegal.

"All the citizens are equals as per the constitution. The constitution has not allowed the government to give any illegal or extra facilities to any of its citizen," he stated in his petition.

Eunus also said, "The lawmakers are oath-bound and not be influent by any personal interest. They formulate laws but they cannot press burden of tax on the general people by importing the duty free cars. It is immoral."

The secretaries to ministries of finance and communications and cabinet and chairman of National Board of Revenue have been made respondents to the rule.

The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain will hear the petition tomorrow, Eunus Ali told The Daily Star.

Published: 2:17 pm Monday, May 19, 2014

Last modified: 10:31 pm Monday, May 19, 2014

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