IHC serves notice to HEC, IIU

Petitioner’s lawyer contended university management decided to appoint faculty deans in violations of its own laws


APP May 02, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has served notices to respondents in a petition challenging the appointments of deans on an ad hoc basis in International Islamic University (IIU). Justice Fayyaz Ahmed Anjum Jandran heard the case filed by Prof Dr Mushtaq against the university administration’s decisions.

The petitioner’s lawyer Umer Gilani contended that the university management had decided to appoint faculty deans on an ad hoc basis in violations of its own laws.

According to the law, faculty deans and departments’ chairpersons used to be appointed for a period of three years, and that they couldn’t be removed by the management during the tenure.

The lawyer said the management had appointed eight deans, three director generals and dozens of chairpersons on a temporary basis. The university notification had stated that the deans would work till further orders.

The court served notices to Higher Education Commission (HEC) and IIU and sought a reply within two weeks.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2021.

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