LHC disposes of citizen’s plea for compensation


LAHORE: Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of the Lahore High Court on Monday disposed of a petition moved by a citizen challenging acquisition of his land for the Metro Bus System (MBC) without payment of compensation after the Lahore Division commissioner informed the court that the petitioner’s land was never acquired as he had already sold it out.
Petitioner Zameer Hussain submitted that the provincial government had acquired his land measuring 19 marlas for the construction of MBS track near Qurtaba Chowk in Mozang. He alleged that the government had not issued him any notice before acquiring his land and also had not issued notifications required for land acquisition. He also alleged that the government had also not paid him the compensation against acquisition of his land despite the passage of one and a half years. He requested the court to direct the government to issue notifications required for acquisition of his land and also to make payment of the compensation with 8 percent compound mark-up.
Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial informed the court on Monday that the government had not acquired Hussain’s land as he had already sold out shops constructed on his land. On commissioner’s statement, the judge disposed of the petition.
LHC declares honours degree holders eligible for LLB admission: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) consisting of Justices Ijazul Ahsan and Abid Aziz on Monday declared holders of BA (honours) or BSc (honours) degrees eligible for admission to LLB.
The bench accepted the petition of a student, Shahraiz Asghar, who submitted that he had passed four-year BSc (honours) degree from the Punjab University but that he had been declared ineligible for admission to LLB. 
He submitted that there was no justification for this restriction and that the university step was based on discrimination and also a violation of fundamental rights. He asked the court to direct the university to give him admission.
PU counsel Shahzad Shaukat said that the university had already issueda notification about declaring BSc (honours) and BA (honours) degreeholders eligible for admission to LLB.
LHC stops AIMC from charging $10,000 fee from foreigners: Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday restrained Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) from charging $10,000 each from foreign students under the head of fee and endowment fund. The judge directed the college administration not to stop students fromcontinuing their education and adjourned the case until the first week of June. The judge also directed the students to deposit $5,000 each with the deputy registrar of the court. 
The judge issued these directives on a petition filed by a foreign student,Tariq Iqtidar, who submitted that the AIMC administration was charging $10,000 despite the fact that the Multan Bench of the court had already restrained colleges within its jurisdiction from charging this much amount and had restricted them to charge $5,000 only. 
He said that other medical colleges were not collecting more than $7,000 but the AIMC was compelling students to pay $10,000 in violation of court orders. He requested the court to set aside college’s action.

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