PTI's student wing to challenge HEC director's removal in court

Published: December 5, 2012
HEC's executive director was removed late last month in what some claim was a move in violation of HEC by-laws and SC verdict. PHOTO: FILE

HEC's executive director was removed late last month in what some claim was a move in violation of HEC by-laws and SC verdict. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The student wing of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Insaf student federation (ISF) has decided to challenge the appointment of new Executive Director Higher Education Commission before the Islamabad high court.

A statement released by the ISF president Farrukh Habib on Wednesday read that the removal of HEC executive director was a clear cut violation of the HEC by-laws.

“The government has political motives behind this appointment as it wanted to control the autonomous commission for its vested political interests,” the statement alleged.

“The government wanted to grab the funds allocated for higher education of students by transferring them for their upcoming election campaign,” the statement added.

ISF leader expressed complete solidarity with the HEC authorities and urged the government to take the decision back in the greater national interest.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Tipu
    Dec 5, 2012 - 8:44PM

    Bravo. PTI, the only party to fight for the people of Pakistan and specially younger generation against the corrupt elite who want to make us and our generations the slaves of Larkana, Raiwind and Nine Zero.


  • Rafiq
    Dec 5, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Very true!! PPP ( Looters ) have eye on HEC funds. In next 3 months they will eat up every cent. Oh what a crook Govt.? we have. Their mouth is watering. God Have mercy on us. I appreciate ISF move to challenge in IHC. Please don’t let they get control of HEC.


  • PTI Mardan
    Dec 5, 2012 - 8:52PM

    Fake Degree holders vs Right of common people of Higher educationRecommend

  • Ali Ashfaq
    Dec 5, 2012 - 9:11PM

    A very Good news indeed


  • Fahad Khan
    Dec 5, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Great initiative by ISF. HEC must be protected from these corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.


  • salman
    Dec 5, 2012 - 9:36PM

    young generation bhi mukala malae gi . waldain ki tameez karta ha koi aur na hi ustaad ki.ab koi bhi ajae yahi kutch hi ho ga .kal ko imran khan aye ga to woh bhi yahi karae ga. please see i am 26 years old and doing my masters degree.


  • Falcon
    Dec 5, 2012 - 9:55PM

    A welcome step by ISF. It makes them look more responsible vis-a-vis other student groups.


  • Zeeshan
    Dec 5, 2012 - 10:58PM

    This is our last chance, bring PTI into power. And if we don’t, I don’t think even God will be able to save Pakistan. These Zardaris, Sharifs, Maliks, Awans have removed its flesh bit by bit like vultures.


  • Riz
    Dec 5, 2012 - 11:04PM



  • Abid Khan
    Dec 5, 2012 - 11:21PM

    Bravo Bravo ISF, a big step indeed. This is change we want to make and it has started.


  • Dec 5, 2012 - 11:26PM

    You might have seen a message created on the face book of HEC seeking your help to send students to stage protest to save Dr. Sohail H Naqvi, Ex-Executive Director. The status of Sohail H Naqvi is very clear (attached press clipping). The status of Sohail H Naqvi is very clear, the Auditor General of Pakistan has endorsed the decision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Establishment Division. Dr. Sohail H Naqvi has legally been ousted from HEC service after rendering 10 Years as ED. Please don’t join hands with miscreants and we all should respect LAW of the Land and the Government of Pakistan. Therefore please don’t pay attention on such messages and stay away from illegal acts.


  • aaaaa
    Dec 6, 2012 - 2:30AM

    another cheap publicity stunt. the hec ex. director has maximum two terms. 8 years. those have been exceeded. its legal. there is nothing to challenge.


  • SWAT
    Dec 6, 2012 - 10:43AM

    2 term condition is for the those full members of the commission (borad of governers) of HEC.which are directly appointed by PM. Ed HEC is ex-officio member of the Commision (BoG) and the 2-term condition does not apply on him. Its a blatant move to kill HEC as it is clear by the vandalism going within HEC and the large scale politically motivated transfers.


  • Ahmad Farooq Sultan
    Dec 6, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Well done ISF. Please keep pushing hard for maintainence of automonous status of HEC.


  • SHAZ
    Dec 6, 2012 - 7:48PM

    It seems the office bearers of the OWA and EWA, the two unions of HEC are actively involved in politicizing the present issue just for their personal gains. One person very active is the Vice President of OWA who by nature is an intriguer.


  • SHAZ
    Dec 6, 2012 - 7:56PM

    It seems the office bearers of OWA ad EWA, the two unions of Higher Education Commission, are actively involved in politicizing the current issue.


  • Karim Malik
    Dec 8, 2012 - 3:23PM

    Fake degree holder politicians VS. right of common people for higher education


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