LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday allowed one week to Aitchison College administration to submit its reply in response of a petition moved by 70 sacked employees challenging their terminations.
When hearing resumed, the petitioners through their advocates submitted the college administration had terminated them without giving them any show cause notice, while their contract had not expired so far.
They pointed out that the Punjab Government had in 2009 ordered to form a committee to regularize the services of the contract employees, but the college administration had sacked them instead of constituting the committee. They said that the terminations of the contract employees without show-cause notice were a violation of basic rights.
They requested the court to declare the termination as illegal and unlawful and issue directions to restore their services.
A college’s law officer appeared before the court and sought time to file reply. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah accepted his plea and granted him one week to file the reply. The court will take up the matter on 19 September.