Eight retired professors removed from Pro-VC positions

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Staff Reporter
The Sindh Universities and Boards Department has issued notifications, de-notifying the positions of Pro-VCs of said all eight retired
professors.All the eight retired professors of Sindh University Dr Aslam Parvez Memon who was retired
from his basic job on October 15, 2018 was continuing as Pro-VC of Sindh University’s Naushero-Feroze
campus, Professor Dr Khawar Jamali of Dow University of Health Science retired from his actual job on
May 19, 2018 was continuing as Pro-VC of same institution, Dr Zaarnaz Wahid retired on April 7, 2018
and Dr Kartar Dewani retired on April 9, 2019 were enjoying the position of Pro-VC in same university of
Dow University of Health Science; Professor Dr Shamsdin Shiekh retired on January 9, 2017 but was
working as Pro-VC of People’s University of Medical and Health Science for Women, Shaheed
Benazirabad, Dr Lubna Ansari who was appointed on contract basis whose contract expired on Nov 28,
2017 was enjoying the position of Po-VC of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi; Professor Dr
Roshan din Rashidi retired from his original job on August 2, 2017 was continuing as Pro-VC of Dawood
Engineering University Karachi; Professor Dr Muneer Ahmed Junejo retired on November 13, 2015 was
working as Pro-VC of same university Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science.The said
continuation of their jobs as Pro-VC after their retirement of original service was against the rules of
appointment described in ‘The Sindh Universities Laws (amendment) Act 2013, section 13 (appointment
of Pro-Vice Chancellor) “the Pro-VC shall be eminent academic and a distinguished medical professional
appointed by the Chief Minister from amongst university professors for the main campus or of the
additional campus” and on the other hand Supreme Court of Pakistan in its order in original petition of
89/2011, 175/2011 and Civil Review petition No 193/2013 also declared that no retired officer of any
department could be rehired in same or other department and no extension would be given to retired
officers; and in pursuance of said order of apex court some 2,000 officials of different government
departments serving after their retirement and some 69 officials from professors to low grade officials
were sent back to home by cancelling their re-hiring contracts.The CM also curtailed the tenure of two
more educationists Dr Imdad Ismali of University of Sindh, Muhammd Mozam Baloch of Mehran
University of Engineering and Technology, who were earlier notified as Pro-VCs after their retirement
from their original service.