Removing ban: LHC allows concurrent LLB admissions

The PBC had earlier imposed ban on admission in LLB three-year programme


Our Correspondent October 24, 2016
The PBC had earlier imposed ban on admission in LLB three-year programme. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed admissions for three- and five-year LLB programmes concurrently for the current academic year in light of rules amended by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).

A full bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard petitions challenging the five-year LLB programme and a fixed age-limit of 24 years by the Punjab University in light of PBC’s suggestion.

PBC member Ishtiaq A Khan told the bench that the bar had amended its rules allowing graduates of 2016 to apply for admission in the three-year LLB programme.

He said the bar also decided to abolish afternoon or evening classes in order to maintain the standard of the legal education.

The PBC had earlier imposed ban on admission in LLB three-year programme. Several law students had approached the court through Advocate Safdar Shaheen Pirzada against the policies.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 25th, 2016.

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