Justice Shahid Jamil Khan of Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to federal government on a petition seeking details of expenditures incurred on Pakistan Super League (PSL). Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Javed Badar moved he petition. Petitioner counsel submitted that he had written a letter to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) former chairman to provide him details of PSL expenses but he had not responded. He pleaded that access to information was one of the fundamental rights of citizens guaranteed by the Constitution as well as of common law but his right was infringed by declining to provide details about PSL related expenses. He said that the petitioner had apprehensions that PSL records could be destroyed to cover up the alleged financial irregularities. He submitted that refusing to make PCB’s records public is violation of Article 19-A of the Constitution. He further said that even the complete records of PSL I and PSL II were not sent to the auditor general of Pakistan. He requested to issue directions to preserve PSL record and provide details to him and also requested PCB finance chief to provide the country’s accountability bureau with complete records. Published in Daily Times, September 18th 2018.