SHC special bench hear review filed by Professor of KU Chemistry department

KARACHI: A special bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan heard a review petition file by one of the aggrieved Professor of Karachi University’s senior most Professor and others who sought a review of an interlocutory order passed by the same bench two months back.

The bench heard the petitions, applications which formed a complex bundle patiently in view of Professors weeping for justice as promotion to them was denied and juniors were given precedence over senior most teachers.

The bench looked into issue of seniority interse disciplines of the department divided into Organic, In-organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry. The bench was amazed by the system of deciding seniority as according to juniors, the seniority was based on appointment and discipline and each discipline has a separate seniority list. The bench said that normally the seniority is based on common basis.

The counsel appearing for the KU submitted that in Chemistry department, it is a separate, distinct and independent procedure.

The bench heard the grievance and arguments by litigants and said that it will now decide the petition instead of passing interim orders. We want to hand out substantive justice, the bench said asking the counsel for litigants to come prepared. On next date we will not hear the petitioners by the lawyers on law point, the bench ordered while adjourning further proceedings till Nov 25.

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