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SC allows UHS VC to function until 6th

Temporarily suspending the Lahore High Court (LHC) order, a division bench of the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday allowed Malik Hussain Mubashar to work as vice chancellor (VC) of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) until March 6.
The hearing of the case was held at the SC’s Lahore Registry. The bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing an appeal petition filed by the Punjab government against the LHC’s orders. The court objected to the petition, saying it should have been filed by Dr Mubbashar.
The attorney general of Pakistan pleaded that Mubashar’s appointment was made according to the rules because the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) laws did not impose any age limits on the appointment of the VC, as claimed in the case against Mubashar.
He requested the bench to set aside the orders of the LHC. The LHC had declared the appointment of Mubashar as the UHV VC illegal and unlawful, declaring that he was a contract-based employee, and his reappointment as VC was unlawful.
The bench allowed Mubashar to work as VC temporarily until March 6, observing that the UHS could not run without a VC. The bench accepted the application for regular hearings and issued notices to respondent parties for March 6 for further proceedings.

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