KARACHI: The new incumbent Sindh governor must keep merit in mind while making decisions regarding educational affairs of province as the chancellor of universities and patron of many educational institutes, urged several officials of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Central.
They demanded Muhammad Zubair act against the long standing incompetency in the appointment of vice-chancellors of universities in the province, while addressing a press conference at PMA House on Wednesday afternoon.
Dr Shershah Syed, while criticising former governor Dr Ishratul Ebad, said that not even a single vice-chancellor was appointed on merit during his tenure. Dr Syed added that the governor must work for the betterment of the people of Sindh rather than fulfilling the agenda of the federal government.
Dr Mirza Ali Azhar remarked, “The destruction of institutes resulted due to wrong policies and ignoring merit”. He expressed his hope that the current governor will promote a healthy environment in the city by protecting and supporting campaigns against pollution.
“The appointment of a permanent vice-chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences must also be ensured so that the prestigious institute can be saved from further destruction,” stressed the current secretary-general of PMA Centre Dr Qaisar Sajjad.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2017.