The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan makes questionable choice of Punjab University’s VC.

Lahore: HRCP has taken a serious note on the selection of new vice-chancellor for Punjab University because it makes a controversial decision for all.

 HRCP has said: “The Punjab Government’s unnecessary and dangerous intervening in the selection of new vice-chancellor for Punjab University has ended in a controversial choice that will make it unmanageable for the institution to work smoothly”.    

The professor recruited for this highly sensitive job is detailed to have acted at some point as head of the Islamic Jamiat-i-Talaba, the student body secured and make indulgence by dictatorial regimes to stable the university captive through confliction and ideological blackmail. The list of teachers kicked out of their posts and otherwise destructed by the IJT is quite long. There is the long list of students who are beaten up by the roadside for having opposed with the IJT.

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It may not be possible for the new Vice-chancellor to prevent pressure from his former companions. Even if he can strike a neutral posture, knowledge of his past will strengthen the Jamiat to keep the campus on the non-adherent faculty members and students under continual threat. The suitable authorities must review the selection of a new head of the university.

HRCP has shown the keen concern about the procedure of selection of VC of public sector universities- explicitly about the hold the provincial government and its bureaucracy has over this process.

 The commission would like to call for the honest selection procedure. It is also time to appoint an energetic, extended national commission to pull education out of the track into which it has fallen.


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