Apex court removes Ishaq Dar as UHS chairman

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to remove former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore, who is a also a absconder in a corruption case.

The apex court issued order on Wednesday while hearing a suo motu case pertaining to the administrative crisis in the UHS.

The court also directed the Punjab government to appoint a new chairman within three days in order to run the varsity affairs.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during the hearing, remarked: “A meeting of UHS board of governors, as per the rules, should be conducted every two years but the last meeting held in 2016″.

The top judge added that Dar had fled abroad avoiding corruption trial, adding that the court had issued red warrants against him after declaring him absconder.

The board is dysfunctional due to the absence of its chairman, the chief justice said.

The court also directed the Interior Ministry and all stakeholders in in the case to submit their replies.

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