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Dr. Asim’s appointment as Sindh HEC Chairman challenged in SHC

Sindh United Party files petition in SHC against proposed appointment of Dr. Asim as head of Sindh HEC and the Search Committee for selection of Vice Chancellors.

SUP argues in its petition that Dr. Asim does not qualify to head Sindh HEC, as he is just MBBS doctor with a Diploma in Medicine besides he is facing cases of massive corruption.

Karachi/Jamshoro

Sindh United Party (SUP) has filed a petition in Sindh High Court (SHC) challenging the proposed appointment of Dr. Asim as head of Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Search Committee for selection of Vice Chancellors.

A press release issued by the party’s press secretary from G. M. Syed Edifice Jamshoro said on Thursday that Sindh government had appointed Dr. Asim Hussain as Chairman of Sindh HEC for two tenures and now it plans to amend the rules so that he could be appointed for third term while he would also head the Search Committee for selection of Vice Chancellors for the public sector universities of the province.

“The Rangers had arrested Dr. Asim Hussain in 2015 and he is allegedly involved in corruption cases and China Cutting besides financially helping the terrorists and other such crimes,” SUP said adding that he is facing the cases of corruption worth Rs.472 billion.

In its petition, the SUP stated that Dr. Asim Hussain’s tenure as Sindh HEC ended on January 28, 2022 but even then he continues enjoying the office and financial benefits in violation of law and the Sindh HEC Act. It added that according to reports a summary has been submitted to the Chief Minister for appointing him as head of Sindh HEC for third term and also as the Head of Search Committee, as decided by the Parliamentary Committee of Sindh Assembly in its recent meeting.

SUP, in its petition, has requested the SHC to stop Dr. Asim Hussain from occupying the post of Sindh HEC and appointment as the Search Committee chief.

The SUP argued in its petition that Dr. Asim does not qualify to head the Sindh HEC, as he is just MBBS doctor with a Diploma in Medicine. “This qualification is not even accepted in Punjab for appointment of HEC head, and only the Ph.D. degree makes a person eligible to hold this post,” it said.

The SUP feared that Dr. Asim would usurp Rs.5 billion budget of Universities and the Educational Boards.

Sindh Chief Secretary, Law Secretary, Chairman Sindh HEC and others have been made respondents in the petition filed by Mr. Roshan Buriro, Senior Vice President of SUP.  (PR)

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