Appointment of vice chancellors: Supreme Court dismisses contempt plea against CM

Applications for the posts were invited on November 26, and authorities are now conducting interviews, says Zaman.


Our Correspondent January 02, 2013
Applications for the posts were invited on November 26, and authorities are now conducting interviews, says Zaman. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE:


The Supreme Court has dismissed a contempt of court petition against Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other officials regarding the appointment of vice chancellors to the University of Health Sciences and King Edward Medical University.


The petition was dismissed after Assistant Advocate General Faisal Zaman told the court that the government had started the recruitment process.

Applications for the posts were invited on November 26, 2012, and the authorities were now conducting interviews. The appointments would be made soon, he said.

Petitioner’s counsel Shamimur Rehman Khan had submitted that a three-member bench of the Supreme Court had, on March 14, 2012, directed the Punjab government to appoint the vice chancellors within three months. Seven months later, this had still not been done.

He sought contempt proceedings against the chief minister, chief secretary and health secretary for failing to comply with the order.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 3rd, 2013.

 

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