December 03, 2010Print : Lahore
Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry of the Lahore High Court on Thursday again called reply from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) while hearing a petition against unrecognized colleges and universities established in Punjab.
The court directed the HEC chairman to depute a representative of the commission to appear before the court on December 22.
On the court’s directions, the petitioner had already got advertisements published in newspapers to serve notices on 40 alleged bogus universities who had been made respondents in his petition.
Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey moved the petition in which he challenged mushroom growth of fake universities and other educational institutions, seeking the court directions to the government to close all the bogus and unrecognized universities/institutions.
He submitted that a big number of bogus education institutions had been functioning in Pakistan and deceiving the youth of the country. He said that the educational institutions, in fact, were playing havoc with the careers of youth and were just grabbing money. He said the people were running the universities in residential area and without any facilities.
He submitted that the government had no mechanism to check private colleges and universities as they were minting money from students providing nothing in return.
Arrest warrants: Additional District and Sessions Judge Mumtaz Hussain on Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for seven police officials of Ravi Road police for not appearing before the court as witnesses in a murder trial.
The officials who were issued non-bailable arrest warrants are: Inspector Akhatar Majeed, Moharrar Khurrum Khalid, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Saleem, ASI Muhammad Jamil, Head Constable Shaukat Ali, Constables Zafar Iqbal and Abdul Sattar.