Karachi: Initial approval has been granted by the Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, 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 Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who remained associated with the teaching at the city’s S.M. Law College.
The statement said that at a high level meeting at the Governor House on Monday reviewed the up gradation of S.M. 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.
Dr Ebad also directed that 500 acres of land for the proposed university be allocated in the Education City.
He said that the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law will initially function at the campus of the S.M. 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 the S.M. 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 Governor of Sindh, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan.
The meeting was attended by Sindh education Minister, Pir Mazhar ul Haq, Law minister, Ayaz Soomro, Secretary Law, Ghulam Nabi Shah, besides other officials.
For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3