Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PU-ASA) has expressed serious concerns on the conferment of honorary PhD degree to businessman Mr. Gohar Ijaz

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Secretary General Amjad Magsi said that that the decision it may lead to further decline of the Academic standards & repute of the University.

He said that recently meeting of General Body has also condemned the incident.

He added that the General Body unanimously adopted resolutions condemning Punjab Government’s move to merge Punjab University Gujranwala Campus in nascent University of Gujranwala.

The House pledged to resist any such ill intention of depriving Punjab University of its lawful & rightful assets, already providing great educational services to the populous city of Gujranwala. The House demanded Punjab Government to withdraw the immoral and illegal executive order of taking over of Punjab University’s Sub-Campus.

Furthermore, the house urged Punjab University’s Administration not to place any such item on the agenda of the PU Syndicate. Moreover, the house adopted a unanimous resolution for the grant of 25% Disparity Reduction Allowance to all the cadres of the teaching faculty and non-teaching staff of the university without any discrimination.

The general body was consentient to adopt the resolutions for the grant of Utility Allowance to all the teachers and employees of the University. It was also demanded to restore ante-date appointments of the BPS faculty and implementation of due date appointments of TTS faculty.

The General Body adopted another resolution for the restoration of time-scale promotions.
The house decided to extend full support to the of protest call of FAPUASA (Punjab Chapter) on August 25, 2021.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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