LHC suspends PU teacher’s suspension order


Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday suspended suspension orders of Ahsan Akhtar Naz, director of Institute of Communication Studies, the Punjab University.
The chief justice issued the orders on a civil miscellaneous application filed by Akhtar challenging his suspension orders, in an already pending matter. The chief justice also sought reply from the vice chancellor and other respondents by September 10.
Earlier, petitioner’s counsel Aftab Ahmad Bajwa appearing before the court submitted that the vice chancellor through an illegal order suspended Dr Naz in March 2013 for a period of 90 days and the suspension was extended for another 90 days on June 4 through another order by the VC.
He submitted that the VC did not have any power to pass such orders as he was not competent authority. He said that the university syndicate had power to pass such order which did not delegate any authority to the VC for the purpose.
He pleaded the court to set aside suspension order of Dr Naz.
The court after hearing the arguments suspended the impugned order and sought reply from respondents.