Law students of Law College, University of Peshawar moves Peshawar High court against the university for delaying a 3 years LLB degree to 4 years and declaration of result of 45 students in 7-9 months.
Students of Law College, University of Peshawar filed a petition in Peshawar High Court against the university which has delayed and is further delaying a 3 years LLB degree to 4 years and more.
The writ petition is filed through senior lawyer Mian Muhibullah Kakakhel.
The petitioners said they had taken admission in 2016 through an order of Peshawar High Court in 3 years LLB program which was discontinued by Pakistan Bar Council.
They said the degree of LLB is of 3 years and while contemporary students of other provinces have taken the exam and handed their result of the final year of LLB in September 2019, their result is still expected to be announced in September 2020 or later.
They explained that back then there used to be morning and evening classes for LLB, both comprised of 100+ students, a sumtotal of 200+ students but after the amendment, there were only 45 students in the morning section while the evening section was discontinued.
They said students of semester systems are handed their result in a week to 4 weeks even though their strength is more or less hundred per section of a semester.
They said due to the negligence of the university they are not able to compete with students of other provinces/ university in law scholarships, advocate license, competitive exams exclusively for law students, judiciary, and the worst of all – higher education.
They have to forfeit 2 years to get admission in LLM programs abroad or in Pakistan due to delay of result.
They said this has been happening for decades in University of Peshawar but neither HEC nor the Bar Council, both regulatory bodies, have taken interest in the matter and not paying heed to it, but their precious constitutional and legal rights are being violated.
They said the papers are still not handed to them for checking after lapse of 3 months of examination.
They begged before the court to declare this delay in 3 years program to 4 years and the announcement of result of 45 students in 7-9 months as illegal, discriminatory and non-excercise of lawful authority.0
They further requested the court to order the respondent university to declare the result as soon as possible to enable the students to apply for further studies, scholarships and competitive exams.