Islamabad-The protesting faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has threatened to hold the examination result for students on non-fulfilment of their demand. The teachers also conditioned the beginning of new semester with resignation of the sitting Vice Chancellor.  

The Academic Staff Association (ASA) in its protest held at administration block threatened to block the examination results of the students for the current semester if the VC Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf refused to tender resignation from the post.

Protestors held placards and marched through the administration block demanding the resignation of the VC. The faculty of QAU expressed anger over the policies of Dr. Ashraf, which they termed as incompetent and in violation of academic freedom. They also voiced concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the campus adding that the hostile environment is not conducive to work.

The ASA members said that the mess is causing an upheaval in the ranks of faculty which has decided to boycott all academic activities until the fulfillment of the demand of VC’s resignation and finds no other solution to prevent the academic loss any further.

The administration of QAU under Dr. Ashraf has failed to enact any long-term policy or plan of action preventing the disrepute QAU is earning amid all these disruptions, said teachers.

Meanwhile VC Prof. Dr. Javed Ashraf talking to The Nation said the protest by teachers is irrelevant because only a few members of ASA on account of their personal grievances of not being promoted are instigating the protest.

He said the promotion on TTS scale is followed through a legal process which includes syndicate and senate of the university.

The VC said that it is not in a single person’s power to promote or demote any one and a strict criterion is followed for considering the promotions.

He said his office is open for all kind of talks with the faculty and every issue can be discussed on merit. VC said that holding the students result is an unfair threat and urged the teachers to engage in dialogue on a relevant forum.