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SC orders to end 3-year LLB programme

07:41 PM | 3 Sep, 2018
SC orders to end 3-year LLB programme
ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court of Pakistan has put an end to 3-year LLB programme in law colleges reforms decision.

The decision was read out by Justice Omar Ata Bandial on Friday, with effect from December 31, 2018, and only a five-year course will be offered after the given date.

The decision said that this would be the last year for LLB 3-year programme, and the five years LLB programme will be based on annual semester for which the entry test for aspiring law graduates will be held under the supervision of Higher Education Commission (HEC).

SC also abolished evening classes in law colleges. It was said in the judgment that stance can be heard on the matter of evening classes.

According to the decision, any private law college would not be able to affiliate itself other than 11 renowned universities fulfilling specific criteria.

HEC will take the matter of the affiliation of colleges with universities in its own hands. The decision further stated that no private college will be given any special treatment or stay on the matter of law colleges, citing that the quality of the education by colleges holds the utmost importance

The decision said no one will be given stay order on the matter of law colleges; HEC and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) should file a report on the performance of law colleges within six weeks.

Moreover, the colleges which do not obtain approval from Pakistan Bar Council should be deemed suspended.

According to the decision, a sitting judge would be allowed to teach at accredited law colleges.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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