BHC asks students to shun politics
QUETTA, Aug 1: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court here on
Tuesday ordered members of the Academic Staff Association and students of the
Balochistan University not to indulge in political activities.
ordered that no statements should be published in newspapers regarding the
affairs of educational institutions in Balochistan.
The bench also
ordered the University of Balochistan administration to distribute copies of the
court order issued on April 2, 2007 among members of the Academic Staff
Association, wherein the administration was ordered to take action against the
teaching staff who indulges in political activities. Contempt of court
proceedings would be initiated against the staff concerned who violate the
The orders came when the bench said that it had noticed members of
various political parties issuing statements regarding the university's affairs
in violation of the High Court order as it had also issued orders in the past
that statements of students, teaching staff and outsiders should not be
published in newspapers.
The bench, consisting of Chief Justice Mr
Justice Amanullah Khan Yasinzai and Mr Justice Akhtar Zaman Malghani, issued the
orders during the hearing of a constitutional petition filed by a citizen, Syed
Saleem Akhtar, against the university administration.
The bench ordered
the administrations of all educational institutions to ensure that only those
students be allowed to appear in examinations who had attended at least 75 per
cent of the lectures.
The bench issued a notice to the Balochistan
secretary, Communication and Works Department, and ordered him to have boundary
walls constructed around the Bolan Medical College.
It further ordered
its executive engineer and representative of the Finance Department to hold a
meeting with the principal of the Bolan Medical College in his office for
raising boundary walls on the western side of the college.
ordered the provincial Finance Department to allocate funds for the construction
of boundary walls around Government Degree and Polytechnic Colleges at the
It issued a notice to the vice chancellor of the Khuzdar
Engineering University to submit a report regarding development activities being
carried out there.
The proceedings were adjourned till September 10. All
officials concerned have been summoned on that date. APP
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