The University of Karachi syndicate meeting unanimously approved to name the Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization after varsity’s former Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan. KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi chaired the meeting which was held at the VC Secretariat. The KU Syndicate also declared the previous selection board of the mass communication department null and void.

The Syndicate meeting appointed Professor Dr Samina Khalil as the Director of Applied Economics Research Center and gave approval to the appointment of chairman/chairpersons for the next three years in various departments. As per syndicate resolution, Dr Naeem Ahmed would be the new chairman for the Department of International Relations, Professor Dr Shahina Naz would be the next chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Technology and Dr Tanzeem ul Firdous would be the head Department of Urdu.

Meanwhile, Professor Dr Qudsia Tariq would be the next chairperson for Department of Psychology, Professor Dr Maqsood Ali Ansari would be the new chairman of the Department of Genetics and Dr Munira Nasreen would chair Department of Library and Information Sciences. The syndicate also approved the dismissal of Deputy Executive Engineer (Electrical) Muhammad Naeem Akhtar from services, as per NAB directives. The Syndicate constituted three members committee to bring further improvements in key performance indicator system, aimed to enhance the performances of departments, institutions and centers.

The Syndicate also formed six members committee which would be headed by the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi to look at matters related to applications received for the selection board. The members also approved the decisions and actions of the varsity’s vice-chancellor and approved the minutes of the last syndicate meeting held on February 23, 2019. It also approved the decisions taken during the selection board meeting held on April 09 and 10 and May 03, 2019, except those which were referred back due to some reasons.

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