The former students of National College of Computer Science, which is now known as the University of South Asia, filed a petition which involves 73 petitioners in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in collaboration with the legal team of Yasser Latif Hamdani and Barrister Omer Azad Malik who are the advocates of High Court to get their degrees recognised.
The reason behind this petition is that the degrees of the students dated back to the year 2000 are not being verified by the HEC which has distressed the 73 petitioners.
The Higher Education Commission which is the main respondent of the petition has ensured the petitioners that their degrees will be validated after the re-issuance by the University of South Asia. This University is a charter body which was established through two provincial assembly acts, one being the Institute of South Asia Act 2003 and the other one is the University of South Asia Act 2005.
Only one petitioner out of 73 has received a degree and even he has been denied validation and verification by the HEC.
Yasser Latif Hamdani, the legal counsel, said ‘There were no less that 2,700 such students who have been denied their constitutional rights to life and trade through the arbitrary, capricious and ultimately malicious actions of the HEC and the University of South Asia’
He also called out the remaining students to join the petition and put this case to rest once and for all, and get the justice they deserve as they have been suffering from lack of job opportunities, denied immigration and prospect for further education.