Published On: Tue, Jan 7th, 2014
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IHC orders for appointment of regular chairman of HEC till February 12

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered for appointment of chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) till February , 12. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC Monday took up for hearing the case filed by Professor Dr Atta ur Rehman seeking induction of regular chairman of HEC.

Omar Hanif Kachi counsel for Dr Atta ur Rehman told the court federation had appointed acting chairman HEC for 90 days but federal government has not appointed regular chairman so far despite lapse of 103 days. Non appointment of regular chairman of HEC is leaving negative fall out on educational activities while literacy rate has already nosedived to alarming proportion.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui inquired from joint secretary of establishment division “ I had asked you during the last hearing that matter of appointment of chairman HEC be brought to the notice of the ministry.

Joint secretary establishment division told that “ we have filed written reply in the court. We have sent the summary for induction of regular chairman to the Prime Minister”.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked “ you are saying one thing repeatedly that summary has been sent and on the other hand you are doing practically nothing.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked “ appointment of chairman HEC be made on permanent basis and in transparent manner till February , 12. The hearing of the case was adjourned till February , 12.
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