On October 20, 2018, Dr. Arshad Ali, submitted his resignation as Executive Director of HEC with immediate effect. The written resignation letter was received on October 21, 2018. The resignation was accepted by the Commission and he was informed accordingly. As a courtesy, he was allowed to avail one month’s leave instead of being required to pay one month’s salary in lieu of notice.
On October 29, 2018 Dr. Arshad Ali appeared to have had a change of heart and submitted a letter seeking for the withdrawal of his letter of resignation and cancellation of leave. Simultaneously, he showed up at the office and demanded to resume his service as the ED.
The Chairman HEC, who was on ex-Pakistan leave at that time, was informed of the situation. He has directed that while Dr. Ali should be treated with all the deference and courtesy due to a former colleague, he should be informed firmly (a) that his resignation had been duly accepted and he was no longer an employee of the HEC.