CJP takes suo moto notice of private universities in Punjab

04:25 PM | 29 Sep, 2018
CJP takes suo moto notice of private universities in Punjab
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ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan took a sou motu notice on Saturday of private universities in Punjab.

A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case regarding the degrees not being issued to the students of University of South Asia's affiliate college.

During the hearing, the representative of the Higher Commission Education (HEC) informed the top court that the  University of South Asia made affiliations with colleges without seeking permission from HEC.

To this, the chief justice remarked, “They are defrauding people and have ruined the education system.”

“Since when are these universities operating and how much fees do they charge?” Justice Nisar further asked.

The bench also directed the Punjab advocate general to submit a report regarding details of private universities and affiliated colleges in the province.

The chief justice said criminal cases should be registered for “opening campuses against the law”. “I will personally see who comes for their bail,” CJP further added.