The Sindh High Court’s Sukkur bench on Tuesday ordered the Shah Abdul Latif University to hold the law college exams in phases.
As per reports, the petition was filed by law students pleading that the university has not taken their examinations for the last three years.
The Registrar of Shah Abdul Latif University was present in the court today.
“Why the exams have not held for the last three years,” Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar asked the Registrar. “The papers were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the university’s official replied.
“The pandemic situation exists for one year but the papers have not been taken for the last three years,” the Justice remarked.
“You have put the future of hundreds of students at stake,” Justice Gorar added.
“The university should arrange exams twice or thrice in a year to complete the students degree course within five years,” the bench ruled.
The court also asked the university officials to prepare and submit the exams schedule to the court within two hours.
In the last hearing, the court issued arrest warrants of the university’s registrar officer and ordered his presence in court for ignoring the court orders.
The students’ counsel in the previous hearing said that in spite of strict orders, the registrar did not come to the court.