President Sacks FUUAST VC

Karachi:August 12:Exercising his powers as the Chancellor of FUUAST, President Mamnoon Hussain had on Monday sacked Dr Zafar Iqbal from the VC’s post on charges of malpractice, corruption and misuse of authority and powers.
The dispute over his nomination had been going on for over two years after he was appointed to the post following the completion of previous VC of the varsity, Dr Muhammad Qaiser’s, term.
Passing a resolution in a meeting held on Saturday, the university’s senate unanimously agreed to remove Dr Iqbal from the post with immediate effect, in terms of Section 12(5) of the FUUAST Ordinance, 2002.
In accordance with the report of FUUAST senate’s review panel, deputy chairman of the senate, Javed Ashraf, while presiding over the meeting found Dr Iqbal guilty of the charges.
The inquiry was conducted by Justice (retd) Haziq-ul-Khairi of the federal Shariat court.
The senate also suggested sending the report to the National Accountability Bureau and the Federal Investigation Authority to further probe the charges leveled against Dr Iqbal; his name was also proposed to be put on the exit control list (ECL).
The senate later proposed three names to be considered for the next nomination; they include Dr Salman D Muhammad, dean at FUUAST, Dr Muhammad Qaiser, former VC FUUAST who was currently serving as the VC at the University of Karachi, and Parveen Akhtar Usmani, head of the Sindh University’s Geology Department.
Following the tiff, Dr Iqbal had filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to acquire a stay order into the decisions taken by the university’s senate, after it had decided to send him on a forced three-month leave in a meeting conducted without him in December 2014.
Justice (retd) Khari had issued a 1000-page long charge sheet and had given Dr Iqbal 21 days to respond to the charges, however, he never appeared before the investigation committee.The news.