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LHC stays meeting of Punjab Universitys senate.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Tuesday stayed the meeting of Punjab Universitys (PU) Senate scheduled to be held on April, 1.

The court also sought a report from the university administration about steps taken for elections of elected PU senate members, if any and reasons for its delay.

The court also sought a reply on the appointment of Shazia Quershi as Principal Punjab University law college.

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Javed and others challenging appointment of Principal Punjab University law college and PU senate meeting.

Earlier, petitioners counsel Saad Rasool assailing the appointment of Punjab University Law College Principal Shazia Quershi pointed out that she was wife of the PU vice chancellor. He contended that her appointment was made against rules of the university and Higher Education Commission.

He said that the 351st meeting of PUs senate was scheduled to be held on April, 1 despite the fact that the university did not have permanent chancellor at present.

He further submitted that the PU senate comprised nominated and elected members but the university did not hold any elections for the directly elected senate members. He contended that till the elections of these members, the senate meeting could not be convened.

Saad also pointed out that the PUs senate meeting was not held for past seven years despite the fact that it was necessary to get approval of the university budget from the senate every year.

To a court query, a PU deputy registrar confirmed that the senate meeting was not held for past seven years.

At this, the court expressed annoyance over not holding senate meetings.

The court adjourning the further hearing till April 9 sought a reply from the university and stayed meeting of PU senate to be held on April 1.

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Date:Apr 1, 2015
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