VC’s appointment in BZU Multan : Governors bound to accept CM’s advice
ISLAMABAD (Friday, October 07, 2011) : Supreme Court (SC) has bound the Governors to act on the advice of Chief Ministers in appointment of Vice Chancellors of government universities, Geo News reported.
The SC on September 23 had reserved its verdict on a petition challenging the appointment of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) vice chancellor (VC).
A three-member SC bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani announced the judgement.
The order also instructed the authorities to issue the notification of appointment of Professor Khawaja Alqama as the VC of Bahauddin Zakariya University as per the summary of Chief Minister Punjab.
During the hearing, the Punjab advocate general argued that after the passage of the 18th Amendment, the governor was bound to consult the chief minister on any such appointment.
The issue came to the SC after a serious constitutional battle erupted between the two constitutional heads of the Punjab province – Governor Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif over the appointment of BZU’s vice chancellor.
(Published in Geo News Website)