ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court on Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to vacate the building of a girls’ hostel of the Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) by the end of August and pay rent to the hospital management, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry made it clear that the Constitution exists in the country and nobody can act on his will.
The NAB lawyer informed a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, that the NAB courts would be shifted to the judicial complex during the current month and the authorityhad arranged alternate residence for students.
The chief justice asked the NAB counsel whether the authority had paid the rent to the medical college and sought a report in this regard by August 8.The chief justice remarked that earlier the police had established a post in a government school and the court had ordered the police to pay rent to the school and vacate the illegal occupation.
During the course of hearing, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja remarked that there should be a difference between the NAB and illegal occupants. Further hearing in the case was adjourned till Wednesday. —APP
INP adds: Taking notice of the low pay scale of teachers at a school in Sargodha, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry directed the administration to ensure payment of salaries to the teachers on par with those in other cities of the Punjab province.
Hearing a case regarding the lack of facilities in educational institutions, the chief justice said low salary stands in conflict with the Constitution.Justice Jawwad S Khawaja remarked that the Constitution was a thing to be implemented, not just a showpiece.
The chief justice asserted that an increase of even a rupee in fee of educational institutions would not be allowed. Seeking a report on the overall situation of education in three days, the court adjourned the hearing till August 9.