Removal of Balochistan University's VC sought
HYDERABAD, Aug 5: The Sindh chapter of the Federation of All-Pakistan
Universities Academic Staff Association has called for the removal of the
vice-chancellor of Balochistan University and said that there should be some
distinction between an army cantonment and an academic institution.
statement issued on Friday, the president of the association, Dr Syed
Inayatullah Shah and secretary Prof Badar Soomro, said that "We do not want
cantonment culture in our educational institutions".
They said that vice
chancellor of Balochistan University, a retired army officer, was creating
difficulties for the university teachers. He had appointed his favourites to
various posts and turned the campus into a police state, they
They said that the federation members would support the teachers
of Balochistan University and said that with the appointment of retired
professors, army officers and bureaucrats as vice chancellors the education
scenario had become bleak.
They alleged that these vice chancellors
favoured their own kith and kin and the practice had led to authoritarian
culture in the educational institutions, increased unemployment and created
frustration among talented youths.
They demanded that the retired
professors, bureaucrats and retired army officers, holding posts of vice
chancellors should be removed immediately and the posts should be filled in
accordance with the criteria laid down by the Higher Education Commission and
the FAPUASA. Dawn