The Supreme Court has cleared the way to publish the gazette notification of 9th Wage Board for the journalists staying a High Court status quo for eight weeks on Tuesday.
A four-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by the government.
Earlier on August 6, a High Court bench comprising justices Obaidul Hassan and Muhammad Ali issued a two-month stay order after an initial hearing on a writ petition filed by the Newspaper Owners’ Association Bangladesh (Noab).
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder represented the state during August 6 hearing. AF Hasan Arif and Md Ujjal Hossain stood for Noab.
Later, the government appealed against the ruling.