Results received from the e-balloting conducted at the 13th vice chancellors’ (VC) committee meeting on June 26-27 in Islamabad comprised twelve names for the executive body of VCs.
The committee has elected members from the four provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and federal capital for a period of two years. They will run the affairs of the body from September.
The new members from federal government universities include National University of Science and Technology Rector Muhammad Asghar and Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Rector, Dr Muhammad Aslam.
From Punjab, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore VC Gen (retd) Muhammad Akram Khan and University of the Punjab VC Dr Mujahid Kamran got elected.
Those elected from Sindh are Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro VC Dr Noshad Shaikh and Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur VC Dr Parveen Shah.
University of Poonch, Rawalakot VC Dr Manzoor Hussain Khan and Karakoram International University, Gilgit, VC Dr Najma Najam are the new members of the body from AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
From Balochistan, University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta VC Ahmad Farooq Bazai and University of Baluchistan, Quetta, VC Dr Rasool Bakhsh Raisani will join other committee members.
From Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Kohat University of Science and Technology VC Dr Nasir Jamal Khattak and Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, VC Dr Ihsan Ali will be joining the ranks.
The main purpose of the body is to amicably address issues of higher education institutions and become a bridge between the higher education commission and universities.
The committee will be electing their chairperson through mutual consensus.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2013.