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Chairman HEC’s Allegations of Interference in HEC, Universities Refuted by HEC, govt

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ISLAMABAD: The continued energy wrestling between the lately court-restored HEC Chairperson Dr. Tariq Banuri, the PTI governemnt and the HEC big-wigs has taken new shocking transfer because the Larger Training Fee’s Media Part has isued a press release in opposition to its ‘powerless’ chairman refuting his current assertion concerning exterior interference within the HEC and universities affairs.

“The Larger Training Fee (HEC) and the federal government refute the unfounded allegations levelled by Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri that there’s exterior interference in affairs of HEC in addition to universities.”  The press launch issued by HEC ‘Media Part’ as a substitute of HEC Director Normal (Media ) Dr. Ayesha Ikram’s identify and designation as per routine observe, acknowledged that “it has been clarified that the federal government believes in transparency within the functioning of all authorities departments in any respect ranges, be it HEC, universities or every other establishment. Because the Authorities took workplace, it has been ensured that the training sector, and notably greater training sector, is offered all accessible sources. Autonomy of the establishments has all the time been revered. Prime Minister of Pakistan has himself taken curiosity in making certain that each authorities division is free to perform as per its outlined mandate. Such unsubstantiated blanket assertions from Mr. Banuri are “inappropriate and irresponsible,” the assertion mentioned.

For appointment of vice chancellor or every other officer within the universities, there are set guidelines and all appointments are made on advantage whereas following the laid down process. Equally, for overseeing administrative affairs of universities, there are our bodies like Syndicate and Senate that guarantee implementation of insurance policies in letter and spirit.

So far as HEC’s funding distribution is anxious, it’s placed on document that as well-known to Mr. Banuri since its inception in 2002, HEC has a funding formulation for disbursement of funds to greater training establishments.

Likewise, all growth initiatives of upper training sector are duly permitted by respective boards like CDWP, ECNEC, and so forth, and the method entails thorough planning earlier than any undertaking is permitted and executed. “Whether or not it’s institution of college within the PM Home or every other undertaking, all initiatives are being deliberate retaining in view the nationwide curiosity and by following all related guidelines and laws.”

Dr. Tariq Banuri was appointed Chairman HEC in Could 2018 by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for a four-year time period and his tenure was resulting from finish in Could 2022.

Nevertheless, he was eliminated in March 2021 by the PTI authorities as his tenure was decreased from 4 to a few years by way of an modification to the HEC ordinance. Dr. Banuri approached the IHC in opposition to his elimination.

In June 2021, the IHC had barred the federal government from appointing a brand new chairman until the case is determined. In January 2022, Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) issued orders to reinstate Dr Tariq Banuri because the chairman of the Larger Training Fee (HEC).

On February 3, 2022  HEC accomplished the choice course of for the place of Govt Director, and chosen the finalists. Nevertheless, it has sealed the choice till the authorized course of within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) is accomplished. The HEC Choice Board carried out the ultimate interviews for the place. The Choice Board finalized the top-scoring contender for the publish of Govt Director HEC, because it carried out interviews of the candidates in opposition to the publish on the Fee Secretariat. 5, out of 11 shortlisted candidates, appeared earlier than the Board. As a petition concerning the choice board is pending within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC), HEC determined to announce the appointment of its Govt Director after LHC’s resolution.

On Feburary 07, HEC members displaying excessive degree of displeasure over the selections of newly courtroom -reinstated Chairman of the Fee determined to take discretionary powers of Dr. Banuri and allowed the incumbent Govt Director Dr. Shaista to work till the brand new HEC chairman was appointed by passing a decision with two-thirds majority.

In addition they declared the interview course of for the brand new Govt Director as null and void. Federal Secretary for Training and Skilled Coaching Naheed Durrani introduced the decision, which declared the choice and interview process illegal and in violation of the HEC pointers. The members, who voted in opposition to Dr Tariq Banuri, included Engr Farooq Bazai, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Dr Arif Nazir Butt, Secretary Abdul Saboor Kakar, Prof Dr Bhawani Shankar Chowdhary, Dr Akram Shaikh, Dr Nadra Panjwani, Dr Shaista Sohail and Dr Naved Malik.

In response to media studies Dr Tariq Banuri alleged that the the decision was introduced on the behest of Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, and lacked authorized foundation. He mentioned by passing such a decision, members meant to reject the desire of the IHC, which can represent a contempt of courtroom case. Dr Banuri suggested Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and his associates to keep away from such techniques as a result of they’ll considerably have an effect on the nation’s training system. Dr Banuri urged Dr Atta-ur-Rehman to cease participating in what he termed “irresponsible behaviour”. the members determined that Dr Shaista will train the powers beforehand delegated to the Chairperson HEC pursuant to the notification issued in February 2003, with the intention to guarantee transparency, promote consultative processes, and the environment friendly and efficient execution and implementation of all Fee orders, choices, directives, and insurance policies according to the true spirit of the Fee as outlined within the Ordinance.

Earlier in April 17, 2021, Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy article titled: “Exemption from Accountablity?” which challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s throughout the board accounability notion as simply an election slogan.

He cited that: “The HEC chairman, Dr Tariq Banuri, was proven the door after he questioned the efficiency exemption given to a few scientific establishments related to Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, at the moment an adviser to the federal government and a former HEC chairman.

In doing so, Banuri crossed a pink line. No cost sheet was issued however a hurried assembly of the cupboard led to his sacking. To keep away from a authorized problem, a presidential ordinance lowered the HEC chairman’s tenure from 4 to 2 years.”

on April 22, 2021 reacting to the article Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, the director ICCBS Karachi, issued a press release. He clarified that an article ‘Exempt from accountability?’ (April 17) which made a number of accusations concerning the Worldwide Centre for Chemical and Organic Sciences (ICCBS) and has wrongly linked it with the elimination of Dr. Tariq Banuri from the Larger Training Fee (HEC).

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Chairman HEC’s Allegations of Interference in HEC, Universities Refuted by HEC, govt

Employees Report

ISLAMABAD: The continued energy wrestling between the lately court-restored HEC Chairperson Dr. Tariq Banuri, the PTI governemnt and the HEC big-wigs has taken new shocking transfer because the Larger Training Fee’s Media Part has isued a press release in opposition to its ‘powerless’ chairman refuting his current assertion concerning exterior interference within the HEC and universities affairs.

“The Larger Training Fee (HEC) and the federal government refute the unfounded allegations levelled by Chairman HEC Tariq Banuri that there’s exterior interference in affairs of HEC in addition to universities.”  The press launch issued by HEC ‘Media Part’ as a substitute of HEC Director Normal (Media ) Dr. Ayesha Ikram’s identify and designation as per routine observe, acknowledged that “it has been clarified that the federal government believes in transparency within the functioning of all authorities departments in any respect ranges, be it HEC, universities or every other establishment. Because the Authorities took workplace, it has been ensured that the training sector, and notably greater training sector, is offered all accessible sources. Autonomy of the establishments has all the time been revered. Prime Minister of Pakistan has himself taken curiosity in making certain that each authorities division is free to perform as per its outlined mandate. Such unsubstantiated blanket assertions from Mr. Banuri are “inappropriate and irresponsible,” the assertion mentioned.

For appointment of vice chancellor or every other officer within the universities, there are set guidelines and all appointments are made on advantage whereas following the laid down process. Equally, for overseeing administrative affairs of universities, there are our bodies like Syndicate and Senate that guarantee implementation of insurance policies in letter and spirit.

So far as HEC’s funding distribution is anxious, it’s placed on document that as well-known to Mr. Banuri since its inception in 2002, HEC has a funding formulation for disbursement of funds to greater training establishments.

Likewise, all growth initiatives of upper training sector are duly permitted by respective boards like CDWP, ECNEC, and so forth, and the method entails thorough planning earlier than any undertaking is permitted and executed. “Whether or not it’s institution of college within the PM Home or every other undertaking, all initiatives are being deliberate retaining in view the nationwide curiosity and by following all related guidelines and laws.”

Dr. Tariq Banuri was appointed Chairman HEC in Could 2018 by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for a four-year time period and his tenure was resulting from finish in Could 2022.

Nevertheless, he was eliminated in March 2021 by the PTI authorities as his tenure was decreased from 4 to a few years by way of an modification to the HEC ordinance. Dr. Banuri approached the IHC in opposition to his elimination.

In June 2021, the IHC had barred the federal government from appointing a brand new chairman until the case is determined. In January 2022, Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) issued orders to reinstate Dr Tariq Banuri because the chairman of the Larger Training Fee (HEC).

On February 3, 2022  HEC accomplished the choice course of for the place of Govt Director, and chosen the finalists. Nevertheless, it has sealed the choice till the authorized course of within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) is accomplished. The HEC Choice Board carried out the ultimate interviews for the place. The Choice Board finalized the top-scoring contender for the publish of Govt Director HEC, because it carried out interviews of the candidates in opposition to the publish on the Fee Secretariat. 5, out of 11 shortlisted candidates, appeared earlier than the Board. As a petition concerning the choice board is pending within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC), HEC determined to announce the appointment of its Govt Director after LHC’s resolution.

On Feburary 07, HEC members displaying excessive degree of displeasure over the selections of newly courtroom -reinstated Chairman of the Fee determined to take discretionary powers of Dr. Banuri and allowed the incumbent Govt Director Dr. Shaista to work till the brand new HEC chairman was appointed by passing a decision with two-thirds majority.

In addition they declared the interview course of for the brand new Govt Director as null and void. Federal Secretary for Training and Skilled Coaching Naheed Durrani introduced the decision, which declared the choice and interview process illegal and in violation of the HEC pointers. The members, who voted in opposition to Dr Tariq Banuri, included Engr Farooq Bazai, Prof Dr Javed Iqbal, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, Dr Arif Nazir Butt, Secretary Abdul Saboor Kakar, Prof Dr Bhawani Shankar Chowdhary, Dr Akram Shaikh, Dr Nadra Panjwani, Dr Shaista Sohail and Dr Naved Malik.

In response to media studies Dr Tariq Banuri alleged that the the decision was introduced on the behest of Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, and lacked authorized foundation. He mentioned by passing such a decision, members meant to reject the desire of the IHC, which can represent a contempt of courtroom case. Dr Banuri suggested Dr Atta-ur-Rehman and his associates to keep away from such techniques as a result of they’ll considerably have an effect on the nation’s training system. Dr Banuri urged Dr Atta-ur-Rehman to cease participating in what he termed “irresponsible behaviour”. the members determined that Dr Shaista will train the powers beforehand delegated to the Chairperson HEC pursuant to the notification issued in February 2003, with the intention to guarantee transparency, promote consultative processes, and the environment friendly and efficient execution and implementation of all Fee orders, choices, directives, and insurance policies according to the true spirit of the Fee as outlined within the Ordinance.

Earlier in April 17, 2021, Prof. Pervez Hoodbhoy article titled: “Exemption from Accountablity?” which challenged Prime Minister Imran Khan’s throughout the board accounability notion as simply an election slogan.

He cited that: “The HEC chairman, Dr Tariq Banuri, was proven the door after he questioned the efficiency exemption given to a few scientific establishments related to Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, at the moment an adviser to the federal government and a former HEC chairman.

In doing so, Banuri crossed a pink line. No cost sheet was issued however a hurried assembly of the cupboard led to his sacking. To keep away from a authorized problem, a presidential ordinance lowered the HEC chairman’s tenure from 4 to 2 years.”

on April 22, 2021 reacting to the article Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, the director ICCBS Karachi, issued a press release. He clarified that an article ‘Exempt from accountability?’ (April 17) which made a number of accusations concerning the Worldwide Centre for Chemical and Organic Sciences (ICCBS) and has wrongly linked it with the elimination of Dr. Tariq Banuri from the Larger Training Fee (HEC).

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