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State Bank of Pakistan Act, 1956
Section/Order/Article/Rule/Regulation Head Note
Section 54

The State Bank of Pakistan Act, 1956
Section 54 read with
The State Bank of Pakistan Officers (Pension-cum-Gratuity) Regulations, 1980
The appellants are retired employees of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). Following the direction of the Federal Government issued on 30.11.1977, SBP introduced a pension scheme for its employees vide letter dated10.1.1978. Thereafter, the Central Board of Directors of SBP (Board), in exercise of its powers under Section 54 of the State Bank of Pakistan Act, 1956 (the Act), framed the Regulations with the approval of the Federal Government. The appellants, being aggrieved of SBP’s failure to grant them periodical increases in pension in line with those granted by the Federal Government since 1997, filed representations before SBP but to no avail. The petitioners then filed a constitutional petition before the learned High Court which (petition) was dismissed vide impugned judgment. A perusal of the Regulations suggests that they relate to pension and gratuity matters of the employees of SBP and therefore it can be said that the ambit of such Regulations is not broader but narrower than the parent statute, i.e. the Act. Thus the conclusion of the above discussion is that the Regulations are basically instructions for the internal control or management of SBP and are therefore non-statutory. Hence the appellants could not invoke the constitutional jurisdiction of the learned High Court which was correct in dismissing their writ petition. .....Muhammad Zaman =VS= Pakistan, (Civil), 2017 (2)– [3 LM (SC) 100] ....View Full Judgment