SHC orders status quo in petition against conversion of plot status
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KARACHI (PPI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered status quo in a petition of residents of Moulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Memorial Cooperative Housing Society against a residential plot being used for commercial purposes.
Fakhurl Arfin and two others petitioners who are resident of Moulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Memorial Cooperative Housing Society (MMCHS) submitted that private respondent owner of plot bearing no.31-B in same society was attempting to convert the status his plot from residential to commercial with sole intent of destroying the environment of society. They stated that on the basis of no objection certificate issued by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, the incharge of society forwarded an application for conversion of property from residential to commercial as the property do not fall on declared commercial road but still approving its conversion which according to them was violation of the relevant society laws and against the master plan of society.
They stated that KMC considered the matter and had illegally granted the approval of the conversion of the property. Citing administrator KMC, secretary of housing and planning department, director general of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), in charge Moulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Cooperating Society, Sindh Environment Protection Agency, Karachi Electric Supply Company, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Sui Southern Gas Company and private party as respondents, they pleaded the court to restrain construction of commercial building on the said plot.
Headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar, the division bench issued notice to respondents, advocate general Sindh and deputy attorney general and put off the hearing till January 30.
Admission of foreign students: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notice to official respondents in a petition seeking action against vice chancellor of Dow University of Health Science and principal Dow Medical College, who allegedly are giving admissions to foreign students in MBBS and BDS in violation PM&DC laws. The petitioner, Maqsood Ahmed, submitted that vice chancellor of Dow University of Health Science and principal Dow Medical College were giving admission to foreign students on 100 percent quota in the MBBS and BDS in violation of rules and regulations lay down by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC). He alleged that both VC of university and principal were receiving huge money about fifteen thousand dollars per year from foreign students for their admission; hence depriving Pakistani students who could have availed these seats on merit.
He said that both respondents are appointed on the political basis and they are taking undue advantage of authority by awarding admissions to the foreign students by taking huge money.
He submitted that they both are defrauding the public and students who are eligible and liable to be given admission in the MBBS and BDS course and misusing their position.
Citing secretary Law and Justice, Secretary Health government of Pakistan, president and registrar Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, vice chancellor Dow University of Health Science and principal Dow Medical College as respondents, he prayed to court direct VC and principal of the college to produce the admission record of the students who have been admitted in MBBS and BDS since their appointment and take action against them.
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