KARACHI: Classes resumed in Aisha Bawany Government College on Friday after remaining closed for a week.
The Nazir of the Sindh High Court (SHC), along with police officers were able to break open the welded gate and students were elated to make their way to the school once again.
Sindh Additional Advocate General Mustafa Mahesar, who was present at the occasion, termed the reopening of the college “victory of justice”.
The Sindh High Court (SHC) had on Thursday ordered the immediate reopening of Aisha Bawany Government College and instructed police officials to implement the court’s order.
The decision was taken by a two-member bench of the SHC.
The court said the college should be opened till the final verdict is passed in the case.
Additionally, the court also instructed the concerned authorities to continue teaching activities at the educational institution.
Notices were also issued to IG Sindh, secretary education Aisha Bawany Trust and others in the case and a reply has been sought by the court by September 25.
The college was closed earlier in September after its trustees approached a lower court to seal the premises until its ownership is decided.
The government claimed that the trustees wanted to use it for commercial purposes and thus approached a lower court to grant a stay on educational activity.
However, the school administration and government officials petitioned the Sindh High Court which ordered its reopening after suspending the lower court’s order.
Despite the SHC order, the college was not opened on September 18 and resulted in a protest by students accumulated outside and staff of the education department and trustees.