Alexa 9th wage board: Hearing on state appeal ends 

Dhaka, Tuesday   17 September 2019


9th wage board: Hearing on state appeal ends 

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 12:52 PM, 19 August 2019  

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The hearing for the state’s petition against the High Court order to maintain a status-quo for two months on publication of gazette notification of the ninth wage board for journalists has ended. The Appellate Division will order the matter tomorrow.

On Monday, the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the day for the hearing.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam was present for the state where former Attorney General AF Hassan Arif was present for the NOAB. 

Earlier on August 4, the High Court issued a two-month stay on the publication of the final gazette of the Ninth Wageboard, which is set to pay the salaries of journalists and officials involved with newspapers.

The high court bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order.

Later, the petitioner appealed to the Appellate Division to stay the order.

On August 4, Motiur Rahman, the editor of Prothom Alo and president of  Newspapers Owners Association (NOAB) filed the writ on behalf of the newspaper owners’ association.