Online classes Verdict on maintainability of plea reserved

LAHORE:24 April:Justice Ayesha A Malik of the Lahore High Court on Thursday reserved verdict on the maintainability of a petition challenging online classes being conducted by higher educational institutions during the pandemic lockdown. Judicial Activism Panel’s chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the petition pleading that the institutions were receiving full fee from students and imparting them education through online classes. He said the institutions be ordered to charge only 70 percent fee from the students if they were to hold online classes during the lockdown. The petitioner asked the court to direct the government to take strict action against the universities conducting online classes/exams as the same was illegal being a violation of executive orders regarding closure of educational institutions throughout the country. After hearing the arguments, the judge reserved the verdict on the competency of the petition.The news.

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