Dow University student granted stay
KARACHI, Aug 16: A division bench of the Sindh High Court comprising
Chief Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed and Justice Faisal Arab on Wednesday granted a
stay against the rustication order of a student from the Dow University of
Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi, till Aug 31.
It also ordered the
university administration to allow the petitioner to take classes and appear in
exams till the next order.
Mohammad Usman Tariq, MBBS final year student
of Dow Medical College, was rusticated for one year on July 21, 2007 under the
Student Conduct Rule for participating in a protest against a raise in the
The rustication memorandum was issued by the DMC
principal, which was challenged in the SHC.
The DUHS administration
recently increased the examination fee of first year MBBS from Rs2,100 to
Rs2,500, which caused unrest among the students.
Advocate Abid, who
appeared on behalf of DUHS, admitted the rustication order passed by the DMC
principal was illegal and not issued in accordance with the law. He said he
advised the university administration to review and withdraw it and sought time
to furnish a report in this regard. PPI