CJP takes suo motu notice of private universities across Punjab

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took suo motu notice of private universities across Punjab.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Nisar heard a case regarding a degree not being given to a student of University of South Asia’s affiliate college.

The bench also directed the Punjab advocate general to submit a report regarding details of universities and affiliated colleges in the province.

During the hearing, a Higher Education Commission (HEC) representative informed the court that University of South Asia made affiliations with colleges without seeking permission.

“An institute should not only be issuing degrees but also have teachers to educate,” the HEC representative said.