Syndicate members, PUTA hail appointment of new VC

PESHAWAR, Sep 8: Elected members of the syndicate and the teaching community of Peshawar University have welcomed the decision of the Chancellor for appointing Prof Dr. Javed Khan as acting Vice- Chancellor of the University of Peshawar. According to the press release issued here on Friday, President Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA), Prof. Dr. Shafiqur Rehman has said that the Chancellor's decision gave a clear and loud message that there is zero tolerance for abuse of administrative discretion and public authority for the promotion of vested interests. He said that the entire teaching community and the syndicate members fought for upholding the rule of law and tried their best to prevent the misuse of official authority of the outgoing Vice Chancellor for which they were victimized, humiliated and insulted. "At times we were frustrated to the extent of losing complete faith in the outcome of our struggle, but today we stand vindicated and the community's trust in the rule of law and transparent governance of our alma mater also stand restored", he added. President PUTA said that silver lining on the cloud is visible now adding that the teaching community stands by the decision of the Honorable Chancellor and has complete trust in the ability , competence and character of the new Vice- Chancellor.

The teaching community and the elected members of the syndicate are sure that his appointment would put the University of Peshawar on the path of achieving academic excellence and would positively contribute to the development of the society by providing quality education to the future of our province and the country, he told. He said that the Chancellor's well-thought and swift action shows that the interest of the University is closer to his heart and this makes him nearer to our hearts. " As president of PUTA, I assure the Chancellor of our full cooperation in turning this university into a world class academic institution under the leadership of our new Vice- Chancellor, Professor Doctor Javed Khan", he concluded. Frontier Post

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