Age limit for 9th graders case re­ferred to LHC CJ

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

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

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