HEC Chairman Should Immediately Resign Over Poor Performance: Federal Academic Staff Association

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Islamabad: Newly elected cabinet of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) has demanded from HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad to tender resignation immediately over poor performance.
Elections of FAPUASA concluded on Sunday where Dr. Kaleemullah Barech from University of Balochistan was elected President, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib from UET Lahore was elected Vice president, Dr. Shakeel Farooqi from Karachi University was elected General Secretary, Dr. Raza Ali Khan was elected as Executive Member Engineering and  Dr. Hamayon Khan was elected as Ex-Officio member.
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In a joint press statement after election, cabinet of FAPUASA vowed to protect the autonomy of universities in Pakistan. “We demand devolution of Higher Education Commission as per 18th Constitutional Amendment and establishment of provincial HECs for implementation of recent judgment of Lahore High Court.

We demand devolution of Higher Education Commission as per 18th Constitutional Amendment and establishment of provincial HECs for implementation of recent judgment of Lahore High Court – FAPUASA

FAPUASA also demanded to end interference in internal affairs of universities and urged respect for statutory bodies of universities. The press statement also asked the Law Enforcement Agencies to vacate the premises of University of Balochistan.
Earlier, Dr. Fareed Khan was elected as President of Balochistan Chapter. Dr. Shehzad Ashraf (IIUI) President of Islamabad Chapter, Dr. Hamayon as President of KPK Chapter. Dr. Javed Ahmad (BZU) as President of Punjab Chapter and Dr. Naimat Ullah Laghari as President of Sindh Chapter.
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