The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday revoked a notification by the Workers’ Welfare Board, which barred spouses from working in the same school.
According to reports, the board had issued a notification back in 2017, which prevented schools from appointing spouses in the same school citing the fears of “monopoly”.
However, LHC on Saturday ruled that the appointment of a husband and wife in the same school did not amount to monopoly and it was illogical to place such a ban on people.
The court also said that such a notification was against transparency and reflected the incapability of the school owners towards administrative matters.
The court noted that a prohibition like this affected employees’ capacity to work and the board, through the notification, had violated Punjab government’s wedlock policy under which spouses can remain posted at one station for an indefinite period of time.