Fake law college case: SC issues notice to BZU VC for non-compliance

By: News Desk
Published: 08:27 PM, 14 Sep, 2022
Fake law college case: SC issues notice to BZU VC for non-compliance
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Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Bahauddin Zakaria University (BZU) for non-compliance with the court order against its affiliated fake law colleges.

According to 24NewsHD TV Channel, the court also sought a report from the FIA on the fake law colleges attached to the BZU and their admissions.

The Supreme Court observed that the VC should tell why the court order was not implemented in three years.

The court had ordered to cancel the affiliation of 32 law colleges attached to the university three years ago as they were involved in fake admissions. But the BZU cancelled only a few colleges.

Justice Ijaz observed that despite the apex court’s decision, fake law colleges were not de-affiliated. He said that they would involve FIA in scrutiny of the fake law colleges, adding fake admission is not a minor issue.

It is pertinent that the BZU syndicate allowed 100 seats per college but the 41 colleges exceeded the limit and enrolled 14000 students instead of 4,100 students.  

Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Naqvi during the proceeding inquired from the Vice Chancellor, "What is your misconception that you did not follow the decision of the apex court even after passing three years?"

Justice Ijazul Ahsan asked why the records of the students have not been provided to the Legal Directorate yet, if the records are tampered with, then all of you will go to jail.

Pakistan Bar Council advocate said that on the order of the Supreme Court, BZU had to cancel its affiliated 32 law colleges, but it did not.

During the hearing, advocate Nasreen Majeed Chauhan said that lawyers challenging the fake degrees of lawyers are being targeted. Lawyer Muhammad Nadeem was picked up by the CIA for challenging the degree of Ahsan Bhawan and he was implicated in the fake murder case, she added.

 Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan asked to file an application in the High Court regarding fake degrees. The court adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period