ISLAMABAD- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to Vice Chancellor (VC) Quaid-i-Azam University and Higher Education Commission (HEC) in a writ petition filed by an Assistant Professor of the university regarding his promotion. Justice Raja Saeed Akram directed the respondents to file their para wise comments within two weeks and adjourned the hearing. As per details, the petitioner Dr Syed Anwar Iqbal, Assistant Professor of Anthropology department of the university moved the court through his counsel Advocate Mushtaq Hussain and made Quaid-i-Azam University through its Vice Chancellor and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan through its chairman respondents in the case. In his petition, Dr Syed Anwar stated that he applied for the post of associate professor of Anthropology at the university in response to an advertisement in national media and according to procedure a departmental committee was constituted which was responsible to scrutinize the applicants dossier. He added that after the scrutiny, the dossier was sent to the dean Faculty of Social Sciences for his remarks but the then Dean Prof Zafar Iqbal Cheema instead of participating in scrutiny went on leave for a few days and passed on this file to Prof Naveed-i-Rahat as an acting dean who wrote very negative and pessimistic remarks and disqualified the applicant on age of previous ten years long personal based enmity of Dr Naveed-i-Rahat with the petitioner. Dr Anwar continued that when this dossier reached the VC, he was shocked to notice Dr Naveeds participation in this scrutiny procedure and sent his dossier to foreign experts. He informed the court that later, the selection board, in view of foreign experts reports and his vast experience in the field of Anthropology, selected him as associate professor. He further added that the syndicate of the university deferred his selection with the comments to have a review on his validity of score of publications. He prayed in his petition that respondents No 2 be directed to submit his judicious comments on the petitioners publication in the light of comments received from international experts. He further prayed that respondents No 1 may be directed to approve his promotion on the basis of report of selection board with all back benefits.