LAHORE - A contempt petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court against Aitchison College’s Board of Directors for not complying with the orders of the court regarding the settlement between them and the reinstated principal Raja Ghazanfar.

Raja Ghazanfar, reinstated principal of Aitchison College, filed the petition submitting that the members of the Board of Governors violated the court’s order and took away all the perks and privileges from him despite that the matter was settled during the last hearing.

The petitioner said that car and house both had been taken from him and by doing this, the members of the Board of Governors had violated the orders of the court. He pleaded the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the members of the BoGs.

Previously, Raja Ghazanfar himself offered reconciliation to the petitioner’s party during in-camera proceedings held at the chamber of Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh of the Lahore High Court.

According to the settlement, the principal had to use the perks and privileges available to him but was not allowed to interfere into the matters of the college as a principal. The court had adjourned the matter until Sept 30 as the Punjab Governor was in abroad who had to decide the matter.

Aitchison Colleges’ Board of Governors had filed a petition and challenged the stay order earlier granted to the principal.

Appeals of 3 convicts dismissed: The Lahore High Court yesterday rejected appeals of three men convicted for their involvement in producing suicide jackets and other explosive material.

An anti-terrorism court had awarded life imprisonment to Qari Usman, Sajjad Akhtar and Amanullah. Counsel of the convicts pleaded that the decision of the trial court was defective.

He said the prosecution could not produce any cogent evidence against his clients. Although the trial court sentenced them, he added.

A deputy prosecutor, however, opposed the appeals and said the police had recovered 500 kg explosive material and suicide jackets from the possession of the convicts.

He said the convicts were found guilty in investigation. After hearing both sides, a two-judge bench headed by Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan dismissed the appeals.