Age limit for 9th graders case referred to LHC CJ
LAHORE—Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday referred a petition, challenging 12 years age limit for students to take 9th class examination, to the LHC Chief Justice with a request to form a larger bench to hear the matter.
The court observed that two separate LHC single benches had given conflicting judgments regarding the age restriction policy. Therefore, it will be in the interest of justice that a larger bench should be constituted to hear the matter, the court added.
The court was hearing a petition, filed by a girl student, Raeesa Hafeez.
During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel, Shiraz Zaka, submitted that the Lahore Board was not allowing his client to appear in the examination as her age was less than 12 years.—APP