Lahore Act, 2004
(Pb. Act XVI of 2004)
1. Short title and
3. Establishment of the
4. Functions and powers of
7. Inspection and inquiry.
8. Board of Governors.
10. Powers and functions of
the Board of Governors.
11. Business of the Board.
12. Delegation of powers.
15. College Fund.
16. Budget, audit and
18. Removal of difficulties.
(Pb. Act XVI of 2004)
17th June 2004
An Act to provide for the establishment of
Preamble.– Whereas it is expedient to provide for the establishment of the Superior
College, Lahore in the private sector and matters connected therewith and
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
1. Short title and commencement.–
(1) This Act may be called the Superior
(2) It shall come into force at
2. Definitions.– In this
Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,---
(a) “Board” means the Board of Governors;
“College” means the Superior
as constituted under this Act;
(c) “Company” means SAEPN (Pvt) Limited,
registered under the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVIII of 1984);
(d) “Government” means the Government of
(e) “Patron” means the Patron of the
(f) “Rector” means the Rector of the
(g) “Regulations” mean the Regulations made
or deemed to have been made under this Act.
Establishment of the Institute.– (1) There shall be established an
institute to be called the Superior
College, Lahore in the private
sector with its campus located at
(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
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) Faculties of Business and
Management Sciences, Economics and Commerce, Computer Sciences and Information
Technology, Law; and
(ii) such other branches of
learning as the Board may determine with the approval of the Patron given on the
recommendation 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 in a manner as may
be determined by the Government and confer on or award degrees, diplomas,
certificates and other academic distinctions to persons who have passed its
(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
5. Jurisdiction.– (1) The
jurisdiction of the Institute shall be restricted to the Province of the
(2) The College shall not open
any sub-campus or affiliate any other educational institution for a period of
ten years from the commencement of this Act 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 College.
(2) The Patron or his nominee
shall preside at the convocations of the College.
(3) Every proposal to confer an
honorary degree shall be subject to confirmation by the Patron.
7. Inspection and inquiry.–
(1) The Patron may cause an inspection or inquiry to be made in respect of any
matter connected with the affairs of the College.
(2) The Patron shall
communicate to the Board his views with regard to the result of the inspection
or inquiry and shall, after ascertaining the views of the Board, advise the
Board on the action to be taken by it.
(3) The Board shall, within such time as may be specified by the Patron,
communicate to him such action as has been taken as a result of the inspection
(4) Where the Board does not, within the time specified, take action to
the satisfaction of the Patron, the Patron may issue such directions as he
thinks fit and the Board shall comply with all such directions.
(5) The Patron may, on the
recommendation of a Committee constituted by him and comprising a nominee of the
Board, a Judge of the Lahore High Court to be nominated by the Chief Justice of
the said Court and a Professor Emeritus or Vice Chancellor,
take appropriate action against the Institute
by appointing an administrator who shall exercise the powers of the Board to run
the affairs of the Institute till such time as may be specified:
Provided that no action under
sub-section (5) shall be taken unless the Chairman of the Board is afforded an
opportunity of being heard.
(6) The Government may make Rules to give effect to the provisions of
(7) The Patron shall have the authority to annul any decision or action
of the Board, which he thinks was taken against the interest of academic
excellence, religious and cultural ideology and national integrity.
8. Board of Governors.– (1)
The Board of Governors of the College shall consist of the following:-
(i) the Chairman of the Company;
(ii) members of the Board of Directors
of the Company subject to a maximum of four members;
(iii) Chairman, Higher Education
Commission or his nominee not below the rank of a Director;
(iv) a Vice Chancellor of a public sector
University in the Punjab
nominated by the Patron;
(v) the Rector; and
(vi) Secretary to the Government of the
Punjab, Education Department or his nominee not below the rank of
(2) The Chairman of the Board
of Directors of the Company shall be the Chairman of the Board.
(3) The quorum for a meeting of
the Board shall be one half of the total number of members, a fraction being
counted as one; provided that at least two members shall be official members.
Rector.– (1) The Rector shall be appointed by the Government, who shall
be an eminent scholar of national repute, on such terms and conditions as may be
determined on the recommendations of the Board.
(2) The Rector shall perform
such functions as are assigned to him by the Board.
10. Powers and functions of the
Board of Governors.– The administration and management of the affairs of the
College shall vest in the Board.
Business of the Board.– (1) The meetings and the business of the Board
shall be conducted in such manner and in accordance with such procedure as may
be prescribed in the Regulations and until these matters are prescribed, as may
be determined by the Board.
(2) No Regulation or proceeding
of the Board shall be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the
constitution of the Board.
12. Delegation of powers.– The
Board may delegate to any person or a committee any of its powers, duties or
13. Committees.– The Board may
constitute such committees as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the
purposes of this Act.
14. Appointments.– The College
may appoint such persons in its services as may be necessary on such terms and
conditions as may be determined by the Board.
College Fund.– There shall be a fund to be known as the
Lahore Fund which shall vest in the College and to which shall be credited all
sums received by the College.
Budget, audit and accounts.– The budget of the College shall be approved
and its accounts shall be maintained and audited in such manner as may be
prescribed by the Board.
17. Regulations.– The Board
may, by notification, make Regulations for the administration and management of
the affairs of the College.
18. Removal of difficulties.–
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any of the provisions of this Act,
the Board may, in consultation with the Government, give such directions, not
inconsistent with the said provisions, as it may consider necessary for the
removal of such difficulty.