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CJP takes suo motu notice of appointment of LCWU VC

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo motu notice of the appointment of Uzma Qureshi as vice chancellor of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU).

The chief justice directed Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani and Qureshi to appear before the court to explain their position with regard to the appointment.

A day earlier, Inspector General of Punjab police retired Capt Arif Nawaz informed the Supreme Court that unauthorized security protocol provided to influential individuals, including politicians, has been withdrawn.

The provincial police chief submitted a report to a two-judge bench of the apex court during hearing of a case pertaining to withdrawal of the security protocol provided to high-profile personalities.

In the report, he submitted that guards deputed for security of 4,610 persons in Punjab have been withdrawn. Acting on directives of the court, the security personnel have been taken away from 297 politicians, 527 civil administrator and police officials, 469 judges, 54 media persons and 23 lawyers.

The chief justice directed the IG to provide security to those individuals who are entitled to it as per their policy in order to prevent any untoward incident because of inadequate security.



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