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New HEC chairman greeted

By Our Correspondent
July 31, 2022

LAHORE : Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations (FAPUASA) Punjab has welcomed the appointment of Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed as Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Saturday.

In a joint statement, FAPUASA (Punjab-chapter) president Prof Dr Azhar Naeem, vice president Dr Ahtisham Ali, secretary general Prof Dr Hafiz M Tahir and secretary PUASA Dr Amjad Abbas Khan Magsi said it was an appropriate time to take immediate steps to improve the quality of higher education in the country as well as to bring in uniformity/clarity of standards for faculty promotions (both BPS and TTS streams) across the country.

The FAPUASA Executive Council expressed hope that the new HEC chairman would enhance the support to public sector universities and ensure the merit-based selection against all vacant posts of Vice Chancellors (VCs) across the country. Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Association (ASA) of Government College University (GCU) Lahore has expressed heartfelt gratitude to GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi for his sincere efforts vis-à-vis the final approval of the 25 per cent disparity allowance for employees of Grade 1 to 19 of the GCU Lahore.

The ASA GCU also admired the efforts of Vice President of ASA, Dr Ahtisham Ali, for his commendable role in ensuring all employees receive their legitimate right of this addition, during prevailing tough circumstances.