Removal of UHS VC demanded
UHS VC managed son s record removal
Lahore, Sep 16: Former employees of the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Thursday alleged that
Vice-Chancellor Prof Hussain Mubbshar Malik, by using his position, had managed
to remove the academic record of his son from the Wah Medical
Earlier, Dr Muhammad Imtiaz Mubbashar s/o Prof Hussain Mubbashar
Malik, a graduate of the Wah Medical College, from 2004-2009, was allegedly
allowed to appear in UHS annual examinations in violation of the university
rules despite having less than 75 per cent attendance in different subjects and
failing in send-up examinations during the academic period. The UHS VC, however,
has denied any special favours extended to his son in the examinations.
According to a press release issued here on Thursday, former employees
of the university presented to the media a WMC letter No. WMC/787/1/SA, dated
May 25, 2011, written by Prof Dr Musarat Ramzan, to the legal officer of the
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) in response to its letter No.
PE.8-766/2011-Legal/204568, dated April 15, 2011, which mentioned in 1(e): In
June 2008, a board was constituted to dispose of unnecessary documents/record of
departments. The board disposed of documents submitted by departments. The
college was shifted from old campus to the new building in January 2009 and
during shifting of departments some of the record has to be disposed of before
shifting to the new campus.
The letter further states in 1(d), However,
it is confirmed that Dr Muhammad Imtiaz Mubbashar attained 75 per cent
attendance before each professional examination and he passed all the send-up
examinations. 1(c), .......It is achieved by extra classes, extra duties in
clinics/wards and assignments, etc. Admission forms for professional
examinations are submitted to UHS Lahore after fulfilling all the mandatory
However, the former employees expressed their
surprise that how any institution can destroy the academic record of any student
midway the academic career of its students. They said that Dr Imtiaz Mubbashar
had appeared in his final professional examination in November 2009 and the
university issued a detailed marks certificate on February 25, 2010, while the
WMC administration had claimed to have disposed of unnecessary documents/record
first in June 2008 and then during shifting of the building in January 2009. If
the record has been lost, they also offered to provide the same for
They also questioned that since Punjab Law Minister Rana
Sanaullah had claimed to have investigated all academic record during his
statement during the Punjab Assembly session held on September 12. If all the
record was disposed of, then which record the Punjab government investigated,
they asked. They demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Justice of
Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Ijaz
Ahmad Chaudhry take notice of anomalies of Dr Imtiaz s appearance in the
university s annual examinations in violation of the rules and later mysterious
disappearance of his academic record. The news
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HEC told to determine status of seminary
Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday
directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to 'expeditiously determine the
status of a religious seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which had awarded degrees
to lawmakers who are now facing proceedings in the Election Commission of
Pakistan for having invalid degrees.
Ittahadul Maddaris Al Aarbia in Mardan had awarded degrees to Balochistan's
forest minister Maulana Abdul Samad Akhunzada of the JUI-F and Khalifa Abdul
Qayyum, a member of the KP assembly from Dera Ismail Khan.
The IHC bench comprising Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman while disposing
of the petition filed by Mr Qayyum also directed the HEC and other respondents
to decide the status of degrees issued by the IMAA.
Citing the ministries of interior, religious affairs, the ECP and HEC as
respondents, Ashraf Ali Khan, counsel for Mr Qayyum, informed the court that the
degree of his client was equivalent to M.A. Islamiat. He said during the
scrutiny of the nomination
papers neither any party nor the representatives
of ECP had raised objections to his client's educational credentials.
He said during the verification of degrees of lawmakers, the HEC had also
found that the degree of his client was genuine but later he was informed that
IMAA was not recognised by the HEC.
He said the chief election commissioner on March 14, 2011, granted three
months time to Mr Qayyum to remove the objections from his degree but due to
hurdles created by the ministries and the HEC, the matter regarding recognition
of the institution was still pending.
This was the second petition in two days on which IHC directed the HEC to
determine the status of IMAA and of the lawmakers having degrees issued by the
On Tuesday, the court heard an identical petition of Maulana Abdul Samad
Akhunzada. His counsel Salim Khan contended that due to indecisive approach of
the HEC, his client's political career was at stake. Dawn
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HEC arranges orientation workshop for newly appointed VCs, rectors
Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) organized the first-ever orientation workshop for newly
appointed Vice Chancellors (VC), Rectors under the Modern University Governance
Programme for University Management from September 14 to 15.
Chairman Dr Javaid R Laghari was the chief guest in the closing ceremony held at
Commission Secretariat on Thursday. The main purpose of this programme was to
share HEC initiatives with the university heads and take their feedback for
further improvement. Twenty-five Vice Chancellors who have recently joined their
offices attended the two-day programme.
Addressing on the occasion, Dr.
Laghari emphasized that the role of a Vice Chancellor is very critical. 'A
university leader is expected to develop an administrative team and become a
role model for faculty members, administrative staff as well as the students,'
he said. While thanking the university heads for effectively participating in
the workshop, he said that the feedback and suggestions put forward by them will
be given due consideration. 'We believe that all guidance should come from the
Vice Chancellors while HEC should act an implementing authority,' he
The chairperson expected that the programme would ensure the
management system of the universities equipped with the best of leadership and
governance tools, which will facilitate and support academia in the most
efficient and effective manner. 'The programme will become a regular feature of
HEC initiatives, Laghari added. The Vice Chancellors termed the activity very
useful and productive and said that they have learnt many new things which they
would like to implement in their institutions. They said that it has provided
them a platform to interact and learn from each other's experience and urged the
HEC to hold such activities on a regular basis.
In her vote of thanks,
HEC Learning Innovation Director General Noor Amna Malik appreciated the Vice
Chancellors for their proactive participation. She also thanked the Chairperson
and different sections of HEC for making the event a success.
during the workshop, the Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston,
Birmingham and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Wales, New Port, UK were
also linked through video conferencing to discuss leadership and good governance
in higher education institutions with VCs of Pakistani universities. Dr. Mary
Linda Armacost, Former President of two US universities, conducted a session on
"Institutional Heads role as Educational leaders".
On the sidelines of
the workshop, Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Executive Director HEC and Mr. David Martin,
Country Director, British Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
launch Transforming English Language Skills (TELS) programme under English
Language Teaching Reforms (ELTR) Project. This programme will help university
students learning English language proficiency skills for employability. Daily times
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