Litigation: Supreme Court takes up HEC case

Supreme Court to take up petition challenging the devolution of the Higher Education Commission.


Qaiser Zulfiqar April 10, 2011

ISLAMABAD:


A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will take up a petition challenging the devolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Monday.


The petition has been filed by Professor GA Miana through the ministry of law and parliamentary affairs. Professor Attaur Rehman, the architect of the HEC and its first chairman, has filed an application for suo motu action to keep the HEC at the federal level of government.

The petitioner has requested the court to declare the devolution of the functions and authorities to the provinces through a notification on March 31 or any other directions or command or by any means to be unconstitutional and liable to be reversed in the petition submitted by Advocate Arshad Ali Chaudhry.



Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2011.

COMMENTS (6)

Maroof Hussain Sabri | 10 years ago | Reply @ Shaheen Dear Madam Shaheena, I think you are a big critic of musharraf and his allies. No doubt musharraf's dicatotrship can not be justified and so does the validation by Mr. Iftikhar choudhry. What mr. iftikhar chodhry did to regain its office i disliked it at that time and i also disliked the role of Judicial system in Raymond davis case. The govt was so happy to accept that decision by a lower court and affirmed to respect judicial judgements. I expext the same at the govt ends to accept if any decision by the SC. Everything that happened during musharraf's era wasn't bad. many bad things happened but education, economy and some other things were excellent. Now elected democratic govt has played havoc with the lives of middle class. They have broken all the previous records of corruption. BUT WE"LL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM and any attempt tp sabotage our higher education system in country will be proved as a last nail for the govt. The shameless bloody illiterate fack degree club should spare something for the sake of this country.
Faqir | 10 years ago | Reply After Judicial murder, Judicial dictatorship , now will we see the judicial one unit. How can supreme court can rule on the issue of devolution and provincial autonomy. HEC devolution is being pursued under 18th constitutional amendement. and no constitutional amendment can be brought in the supreme court as SC can't write constitution.
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