Peshawar University refers plagiarism case to HEC
PESHAWAR, Aug 26: The University of Peshawar has referred a case of
plagiarism detected in an affiliated organisation, Institute of Education and
Research, to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for action.
university syndicate decided to refer the case of Professor Dr Wazeem Khan after
a committee comprising HEC regional director Farman Ullah Anjum, Quality
Enhancement Cell head Dr Mohammad Taimur Khan and Maj Tariq Mehmood found him
guilty of contributing a plagiarised article titled "Constructing Objective Test
Items Multiple Choice Forms" to a journal published by the university's faculty
The syndicate at the meeting also referred the case of Dr
Abdussalam Khalis, a former member of the syndicate, to HEC for submitting fake
experience certificates to the university.
However, a senior professor
and syndicate member said that Dr Khalis case was irrelevant to the charges
he was facing. "Dr Khalis opposed the illegal appointment of a registrar at the
university and is now being punished for that," he said.
committee had found the charges against Dr Khalis baseless and the syndicate had
unanimously decided to withdraw the case from the agenda of the previous meeting
held on July 23, said another syndicate member. "Bringing it again to the agenda
and sending the case to the HEC is against rules," he claimed.
denied all charges against him as baseless. "I am being punished for opposing
some decisions of the university administration," he claimed.
university's media officer, however, said that Dr Khalis's case was discussed
for the first time at the syndicate meeting. When asked why the university had
sent the case of plagiarism to the HEC, the spokesperson said that although the
syndicate was a competent authority to decide on plagiarism cases, it decided to
let the HEC give the final verdict on the issue. Dawn