KARACHI: The Ministry of Federal Education Professional Training on Friday notified the appointment of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan’s Acting Chairperson.
The notification reads; “Accordingly, the controlling authority is pleased to nominate Engr. Ahmed Farooq Bazai, Vice-Chancellor of the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, [and] member [of] the Higher Education Commission to act as Chairperson in terms of Section It (3) of the Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002”.
It further reads; “By operation of the Higher Education Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, Dr. Tariq Banuri has ceased to hold the office of the Chairperson [of] Higher Education Commission, w.e.f. 26 March 2021”.
The ministry has clarified that according to the order dated March 29, 2021, passed by the Sindh High Court in Suit No 774/2021, the post of the Chairperson should be kept vacant. “Therefore, no new appointment shall be made to fill the post of the Chairperson till the order of the Court remains in the field”.
“The operation of this notification shall be subject to the orders passed by Honble Sindh High Court in Suit No. 774/2021”