ISLAMABAD: The general body meeting of Academic Staff Council (ASC) of Comsats University Islamabad (CUI) in its meeting held at the faculty cafe took serious note of mistreatment of faculty members by security staff.
The body also showed serious concerns on the termination of faculty members and demanded a service extension until a proper procedure is not opted.
ASC secretary general introduced the council members and office bearers which were later endorsed by all the general members.
The convener of ASC then discussed about the need of Academic Staff Association (ASA) in CUI, flaws in Comsats University Bill, struggle of ASC, representation of faculty in University Senate and other governing forums.
The convener highlighted the different issues faced by the faculty time to time, particularly, disrespect of faculty by the security personnel, termination of faculty, promotion issues, service structure, retirement plan, CP and GP funds anomalies and local administrative hurdles.
It is promised that the establishment of ASA is neither against anybody nor favouring any individual. It is purely based over the best interest of faculty and best interest of CUI.
The faculty members agreed to demand call for senate elections as soon as possible by emphasizing that none of the agenda should be discussed in the senate without elected representatives of faculty.
The faculty members showed their serious concerns on the termination of faculty members and demanded a service extension until a proper procedure is not opted.
The faculty members condemn the behaviour of security officer with respected faculty member Dr Nazar Abbas. On May 28, 2018, the entry of one of the respected faculty member Dr Asfaq Khosa has been restricted unlawfully in the campus premises. His picture was posted on the main gate. A consensus resolution was passed to take serious action against culprits who disgraced respected faculty members. Otherwise faculty would protest for such ruthless act by individuals.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 30th, 2018.