HEC suggests five names for vacant position on board

HEC suggests five names for vacant position on board

HEC suggests five names for vacant position on board

Five individuals have been nominated for a vacant seat in the federal Higher Education Commission. The place stood vacant the resignation of Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister Sania Nishtar.

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The shortlisted candidates are: former HEC chairpersons Dr Attaur Rehman, Dr Javed Leghari and Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Sustainable Development Policy Institute Executive Director Abid Qayyum Silhari and former Punjab University vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran.

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However, objection was brought forth in the meeting on Monday chaired by Education and Professional Training Secretary Farah Hamid Khan. Shahnaz Wazir Ali asked why the names for the HEC member are being selected in such urgency.

The meeting was called three days after Dr. Tariq Banuri was dismissed from the HEC Chairperson post.

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