Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Thursday extended the suspension of implementation of an order of the Sindh government seeking the immediate shifting of the Sindh Muslim Government Science College to the Government Girls Degree College, Kharadar.
Barrister Zameer Ghumro on behalf of petitioners Sarfaraz Khan Utmanzai and three other students had prayed court to suspend the operation of the letter ordering the college to be shifted, and stay the process until the petition was decided.
He had submitted that the Sindh government had earlier merged the college with the Sindh Madressatul Islam University. Having administrative control over the college property, the university management decided to shift the assets and staff of the SM Govt Science College to the building of the Govt Degree Girls College located in Kharadar, they added.
They had stated that on Oct 11, the Additional Director for College Inspection, Karachi, through a letter, gave directions of immediately shifting of the college to the new premises along with the teaching and nonteaching staff, as well as physical assets.
The decision had been taken in process of creating space for the arts campus on the premises of college, they had said, adding that the shifting of the college during the ongoing session put the career of 1,500 students studying at the college in jeopardy.
On the Thursday, a division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, took up the matter and directed additional advocate general to call comments from the Director for Colleges regarding the order of shifting of college along with staff.
The court continued the interim order passed earlier till the next date and put off the hearing to the date later fixed by office of the court.