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Islamia college asked to explain denial of admission

Islamia college asked  to explain denial  of admission

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Monday asked the administration of the historical Islamia College Peshawar to formally respond to a petition against denial of admission to a female student on sports quota.

During the hearing into a petition of Mahnoor Khan, a bench comprising Justice Nisar Hussain and Justice Mrs Irshad Qaisar issued directions for the college’s director (admissions) to explain position on the matter in written reply.

Ayesha Malik, lawyer for the petitioner, said after publication of advertisement calling for admissions in the college, her client had submitted application form and was seeking admission to 1st year pre-medical classes on sports quota.

She said the petitioner had also attached her certificate regarding her expertise in different games.

Malik said her client was denied admission on the ground that the sports seats were exclusively meant for male students and that there was no seat available for female students.

She said it was discrimination against girls on part of the college administration and admission committee.

The lawyer said it was also violation of the Constitution that sports quota was reserved for male students but in same institution it was not available for female students.

She requested the bench to declare the said policy of the college administration unconstitutional on the ground of discrimination.

BAIL DISMISSED: A single-member bench of the high court on Monday dismissed bail petition of three brothers charged with smuggling 30kg heroin to Quetta.

Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel observed that looking at evidence on record the petitioners did not deserve to be set free on bail.

Special prosecutor of Anti-Narcotics Force Mohammad Iqbal Mohmand said the petitioners were arrested on Jan 12, 2015, while travelling in a truck near Taro Jaba area in Nowshera district.

He said on search the ANF personnel recovered 30kg heroin concealed in the spare wheel of the truck.

Mohmand said the three accused were charged under Section 9-C of the Control of Narcotics Substance Act and the offences under that section were non-bailable. He said the accused belonged to Quetta and during investigation it was traced that they were smuggling narcotics first to Quetta and then abroad.

The ANF special prosecutor said the accused were caught red-handed, so they didn’t deserve to be granted bail. — Bureau Report

Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2015

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