Country’s first law varsity okayed
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan has granted initial approval for the country’s first law university in Karachi.
An official statement here on Monday said that the institution would impart higher education in law as well as carry out research.
It said that the university would be named after the first elected prime minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who remained associated with the teaching at the city’s SM Law College.
The statement said that at a high-level meeting at the Governor House on Monday reviewed the upgradation of SM law College – the country’s premier and prestigious law institution.
It said that the governor directed the law department and other concerned bodies that the necessary legislation regarding the university be completed within the current month.
The governor also directed that 500 acres of land for the proposed university be allocated in the Education City. He said that the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Law would initially function at the campus of the SM Law College.
The governor, the provincial education and law ministers assured that the proposed university would be provided with all possible resources so as to make it an institution with international standard.
It was recalled that Pir Illahi Bux and Hassan Ali Effendi had made efforts for the setting up of SM Law College.
Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq said that the setting up of the country’s first law university, named after the first elected prime minister, is an achievement of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan.
Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq, Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, Secretary Law Ghulam Nabi Shah, besides other officials attended the meeting.
Source: Daily Times