LHC suspends termination of 19 teachers of Aitchison College

Petitioners say they were directly removed by the principal, who has been asked by the court to submit a response.


Our Correspondent July 22, 2014

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended on Tuesday the termination of 19 teachers of Aitchison College, and sought a reply from the college’s principal in this regard.

Teachers, including Adeel Akhtar and others, challenged their termination submitting that the principal had no authority to terminate them.

The petitioners argued that the Board of Governors of Aitchison College had the authority to issue such orders, but they were removed directly by the principal without being provided any opportunity of defence. They asked the court to quash their termination for being unlawful.

Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza issued an interim stay order against the termination, and suspended the impugned notification till next the hearing.

The judge directed the college principal to submit his reply on, or before, August 28.

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COMMENTS (3)

Ali Khan | 6 years ago | Reply courts must act its part wherever there is in-justice. Moreover, Shamim Khan has shown this time that he is against the teachers who have been inducted by him years back proving that he is not a good manager to run such a big institution. His such bad decisions have ruined the fame of the college and of all the teachers.
Adnan | 6 years ago | Reply

@H Chaudhry: There is something called employment law also there is contract law, company law, can two pvt citizens go to the court over a financial dispute, of course they can, being a private institution (although I believe this college gets public funding) doesn't mean that law is not applicable, employees have their rights and the principal has got limitations on his powers and the court will decide if the principle has acted ultra vires or within his powers.

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