ISLAMABAD - Syed Zia-ul-Noor, country manager Muslim Hands International — a non-government development organisation — has expressed apprehension over the appointment of Dr Mukhtar Ahmad as chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC).
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, Noor announced to convene an emergency meeting of all the stakeholders including academicians, faculty and student associations, and representatives of civil society and non-government organisations to review the situation and protest the decision. He said that people were expecting transparent and merit-based appointment but some elements misguided the prime minister over this important matter and the person, who had been earlier rejected by prime minister, was reconsidered for prestigious position of HEC chairperson.
It is quite strange that the federal government informed Islamabad High Court a couple of days back that a summary containing three nominees, including newly nominated chairperson HEC, for the post of HEC chief had been rejected by the PM and a new search committee had been formed for the purpose, he added.
Meanwhile, Anjuman Talaba-e-Islam (ATI) also expressing its reservations over the appointment has announced to stage protest on Friday (tomorrow).
Protest against land record computerisation tomorrow
Anjuman Patwarian (union of revenue officials) would hold a provincial-level convention here at Tehsil Office tomorrow (Friday) against the government’s decision to computerise land record.
All the arrangements have been finalised for the convention which would be attended by more than 3,000 revenue officers, informed Teshil President Anjuman Patwarian M Hussain Qazi on Wednesday.