Ord XXII of 2002

10th  April, 2002

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of the Institute of Lahore.

Preamble.- Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the Institute of Lahore and for matters ancillary and connected thereto in the manner hereinafter appearing;

            And whereas the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab stands dissolved and the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action;

            And whereas under Article 4 of the Provisional Constitution (Amendment) Order No.9 of 1999, as amended by the Chief Executive Order No.11 of 2000, the Governor of a Province may issue and promulgate an Ordinance;

            Now, therefore, in exercise of the aforesaid powers and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

1.         Short title and commencement.- (1) This Ordinance may be called the Institute of Lahore, Ordinance, 2002.

         (2)           It shall come into force at once.

2.      Definitions.- In this Ordinance unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context-

            a)         “Board” means the Board of Governors;

            b)         “Government” means the Government of the Punjab;

            c)         “Institute” means the Institute of Lahore as constituted under this Ordinance;

            d)         “Patron” means the Governor of the Punjab;

            e)         “Rector” means the Rector of the Institute;

            f)          “Regulation” means the Regulations made or deemed to have been made under this Ordinance; and

            g)         “Trust” means “Ibadat Trust”.

3.      Establishment of the Institute.- (1) There shall be established an Institute to be called the Institute of Lahore with its campus located at Lahore.

         (2)        The Institute shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal with power to acquire, hold and dispose of property and shall by the said name sue and be sued.

4.      Functions and powers of the Institute.- The functions and powers of the Institute shall be:

            (a)        to provide for instruction and training in –

                        (i)         Management Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities; and

                        (ii)        such other branches of learning as the Board of Governors may determine with the approval of the Patron given on the recommendations of a committee constituted by the Education Department:            

                                                Provided that in case of medical and engineering education, approval of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council and Pakistan Engineering Council respectively shall be a pre-requisite;

            (b)        to provide for research, demonstration and other services, and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;

            (c)        to hold examinations and confer on or award degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions to persons who have passed its examinations;

            (d)        to select and promote faculties;

            (e)        to prescribe course of studies;

            (f)         to establish and support other facilities for education, training and research; and

            (g)        to decide teaching methods and strategies in order to ensure the most effective educational and training programs.

5.      Jurisdiction.- (1)  The jurisdiction of the Institute shall be restricted to the Province of the Punjab.

            (2)        The Institute shall not open any sub-campus or affiliate any other educational institution for a period of ten years from the commencement of this Ordinance after which period it may have sub-campuses with the approval of the Patron.

6.         Patron.- (1)     The Governor of the Punjab shall be the Patron of the Institute.

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