Peshawar varsity VC sacked
PESHAWAR, Sept 6: NWFP Governor Ali Mohammad Jan Aurakzai, who is also
the chancellor of University of Peshawar, on Wednesday removed vice-chancellor
Prof (Dr) Haroon-ur-Rasheed from his office.
A notification issued from
the NWFP Higher Education, Archives and Libraries department said the chancellor
had relieved Prof Rasheed of his duties with immediate effect and repatriated
him to his parent department, the department of chemistry.
has appointed Prof (Dr) Mohammad Javed Khan, dean of the Faculty of Life and
Environmental Sciences as the acting vice-chancellor with immediate effect till
further orders, said a handout.
Prof Rashid could not be reached despite
several attempts to know the reasons for his removal before completion of his
His two-year tenure was to complete in December,
Senior professors said that Prof Rasheed was not following rules
and regulations and constant violations of rules led to his removal.
Rasheed, who was made vice-chancellor in January 2006, is the second
vice-chancellor in the history of University of Peshawar who had been removed
before completion of the tenure.
During his 19-month tenure, Prof Rasheed
faced stiff resistance from some senior syndicate members to some of his
decisions regarding appointment of a registrar.
Prof (Dr) Shafiqur
Rehman, president of the Peshawar University Teachers' Association, had raised
the issue of violation of rules in the appointment of registrar and assistant
registrar by the vice-chancellor during syndicate meetings held in June,
NWFP Governor Ali Mohammad Jan Orakzai twice issued show-cause
notices to the administration and called into question the appointments to posts
of registrar and assistant registrar (academics).
Some members of the
Peshawar University Teachers' Association had been accusing the vice-chancellor
of abuse of administrative discretion and asked him to resign immediately from
Some of the members also complained of 'victimization' by the
university administration under Dr Rasheed.
The chancellor was said to be
annoyed over the failure of the university administration in timely delivery of
roll number slips to the candidates appearing in BA/BSc annual
The whole affair was probed by the governor's inspection
team to identify the officials responsible for this serious neglect.
inquiry team had found the administration responsible for inefficiency in
delivery of roll number slips and the controller examination was removed from
the post as a result," said one professor.
The vice-chancellor again
committed a mistake by promoting university registrar from BPS-18 to BPS-21 with
"This is something which even the syndicate can not
do," said a professor.
The vice-chancellor did not follow the proper
procedure and often bypassed the syndicate.
"He took decisions without
taking all syndicate members into confidence," complained one member of the
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