LAHORE – The Lahore High Court was told on Tuesday that the Punjab government had issued an amended advertisement about the recruitments of Educators for the subject of Biochemistry after including the eligibility criteria for Bachelor in Science (Hons) also.

Advocate General Punjab Ashtar Ausaf appeared before the court along with schools education department officials and submitted the government issued a fresh advertisement for the posts of educators for the subject of Biochemistry.

After the government reply, Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed vacated the stay order granted earlier against the recruitments of 30,000 educators throughout the province. Sqlain Abbas, a resident of Chaniot and candidate for the posts, through his counsel Fida Hussain Rana challenged the recruitments for the subject of Biochemistry alleging that the appointments were being made on the basis of favouritism and nepotism. Petitioner contended that he studied subjects of Botany and Zoology during his BSc. And later he also secured his Masters Degree in the subject of Zoology.

Meanwhile, the school education department again issued secretly a letter stating that candidates having BS (Honors) four years equal to MSc in the prescribed subjects and BSc with three subjects out of Physics, Chemistry, Math, Zoology and Botany are also eligible for the posts of educators (Biochemistry).