Supreme Court (SC) has directed government to make appointment of regular chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC)  within 15 days.

The SC further remarked no acting appointment can be made on regular post.

A 3-member bench of SC  led by Justice Nasir ul Mulk took up law colleges case for hearing Wednesday here.

The court was told during the course of hearing that 2 names have been presented for appointment of chairman HEC and consultation process is under way in this respect. Imtiaz Hussain Gillani has been appointed as acting chairman at present.

The court expressed displeasure over it remarking “ this is a regular post and neither any  adhoc appointment can be made against this post nor an acting chairman can be appointed.

HEC and Punjab University Lahore presented two reports in the court with reference to the inspection of law colleges.

Vice chairman Pakistan Bar Council Syed Qalab Hussain told the court he had reviewed these reports and it was said therein Punjab University has completed inspection of 24 law colleges and inspection of 10 law colleges will be conducted soon.

The court was told by Pakistan Bar Council that 3 different rules and regulations were enacted in different years with reference to law colleges. 4 weeks time will be needed to review them.

Justice Nasir ul Mulk remarked “we can not make any compromise on the standard of education of law.

The court remarked “we can not tolerate such long delay on this important matter, therefore we are giving two weeks.

The court directed  Pakistan Bar Council to  evolve rules and regulations within two weeks and present report thereof  before it.