SC removes Ishaq Dar as University of Health Sciences chairman

12:15 PM | 19 Sep, 2018
SC removes Ishaq Dar as University of Health Sciences chairman
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ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday removed former finance minister Ishaq Dar, also an absconder in a corruption case, as head of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore.

The apex court issued order while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the administrative crisis in the UHS.

Punjab government has been directed to appoint a new chairman within three days in order to run the varsity affairs.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during the hearing, remarked: “ A meeting of UHS board of governors, as per the rules, should be conducted every two years but the last meeting held in 2016".

The top judge added that Dar had fled abroad avoiding corruption trial, adding that the court had issued red warrants against him after declaring him absconder.

The board is dysfunctional due to the absence of its chairman, the chief justice said.

The court also directed the Interior Ministry and all stakeholders in in the case to submit their replies.