Three Supreme Court judges of Pakistan have rejected a petition seeking the review of a Peshawar High Court order declaring a Christian college a national institution.
In 2019 Church of Pakistan Bishop Humphrey Peters of Peshawar filed the petition in relation to Edwardes College Peshawar.
The ownership of the property still remains with the Church of Pakistan’s Diocese of Lahore.
The judges ruled that the school shall be run and managed strictly on professional lines under the overall supervision of the board of governors headed by the governor, KPK ( Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).
However, this order was condemned by the Officials of the Peshawar Diocese.
They said they would protest the decision, branding it an injustice, and stating the order had dissolved the church headed board.
The activists said the decision demonstrated that the assets of religious minorities are not safe in Pakistan.