SC orders to establish committee on formal procedures for setting up law colleges.

ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of a case pertaining to number of law colleges and standard of law education till after Eid-ul-Fitr and ordered formation of standing committee.

The apex court had directed the Ministry of Law and the Federal Government to assist in setting up the Standing Committee, adding that lawyers and experts should be included in the standing committee. The Standing Committee should formulate rules and regulations regarding the quality of law colleges in the country, he added.

A three-member SC bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali shah heard the case regarding mushroom growth of law colleges in the country. Advocate Zafar Iqbal and others had approached the Supreme Court regarding the number of law colleges and substandard education.

During the course of proceedings, Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial remarked that the Supreme Court could not issue an order in every minor administrative matter, it was a time of specialization and transparency, a painstaking and impartial committee should decide on the number and quality of law colleges.

He said that the law minister should help in setting up the committee in consultation with the bar councils. Law colleges built in small rooms would not be allowed to...

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