Directive To Higher Education Commission To Decide On Allegations Of Plagiarism
Recently, the Lahore High Court Chief Justice directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to decide within one month a complaint accusing an assistant professor of the Punjab University (PU) of plagiarism.
A citizen, Imran Saeed, filed a petition alleging that PU Assistant Professor Zulfiqar Ahmad Bohra committed plagiarism but the authorities were reluctant to take any action against him.
Furnishing a documentary evidence against the respondent teacher, Advocate Saad Rasool told the court that the university authorities were going to promote the assistant professor instead of taking action against him.
A PU selection board meeting was already scheduled to discuss promotion of the respondent, the counsel added. He asked the court to order an inquiry against the respondent lecturer and restrain the university authorities from promoting him till the outcome of the probe.
Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, disposed of the petition and referred the matter to the HEC chairman with a direction to decide the complaint of the petitioner within a month.
An earlier version of this article appeared in DAWN and is being republished here with permission.