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Chairman Senate emphasizes over provincial empowerment for promotion of higher education

Islamabad: Chairman Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani emphasized over provincial empowerment and effective role for promotion of higher education in Pakistan in the light of 18th Constitutional Amendment.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) who called on him Friday.
Chairman Senate lamented over unnecessary delay in transfer of financial resources and administrative powers to the provincial governments in higher education sector.
He said that the Implementation Commission after through deliberations decided that a separate account would be operated by each provincial government for transfer of funds to the universities.
He urged over transparent and merit based appointments in higher education sector especially vice chancellors through a search committee against specific tenure.
The delegation thoroughly briefed and presented the problems being faced by university faculty in higher education sector universities due to unilateral policies and attitude of federal Higher Education Commission especially after 18th Constitutional Amendment.
He assured the delegation for his support and cooperation for resolving the issues being faced by university faculty.
The delegation of FAPUASA was led by Central President Prof. Dr. Kaleem Ullah Bareach.
Senator Muhammad Usman Kakar and Senator Muhammad Dawood Achakzai were also present on the occasion.
The delegation was comprised of Prof. Fareed Khan Achakzai, Prof. Qasim Kasi and Prof. Taleem Badasha Khattak.

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