Recovery of liquor: LHC allows student to take university exam

Published: June 27, 2015



Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday allowed a Faisalabad university student to take an exam. The university administration had stopped him from taking the exam after some liquor bottles were recovered from his hostel room.

Advocate Ijaz Ahmed told the court the university administration had also banned his client from studies for two years. He said the decision was unlawful as his client had not been heard.

“His exams start on Saturday (today) but the administration is not letting him take the tests.”

The judge remarked that a university could not stop a student from appearing in an examination over recovery of liquor. He said the student could have been punished in a way that had no impact on his academic career.

The judge directed the university to let him take the exam provisionally, until the case was decided. The judge also directed the university administration to submit a reply until July 15.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2015. 

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