Strike observed Sindh’s varsities seek autonomy

Karachi:February 1:However, during the meeting with the CM on Wednesday, Fapuasa has been blamed for not pressing the case for removal of Dr Asim and for making the provincial HEC functional without further delay.
“As expected, Fapuasa’s Sindh leadership compromised on the controversial appointment of Dr Asim as HEC’s Sindh chairperson,” said Dr Azhar Ali Shah, former central vice-president of Fapuasa and the incumbent general secretary of the Sindh University Teachers Association. Dr Azhar has also remained part of the negotiations with the provincial government for amendment to the act. He contended that the pressure built by the call of the academic boycott was not channeled to force the government to withdraw its notification of appointing Dr Asim for a second term in the Sindh HEC

Sindh’s poor performance

Laghari, meanwhile, argued that Dr Asim was not on the agenda when Fapuasa gave the strike call on January 23 and boycotted the classes on January 24. “Yet, we discussed the issue with the CM and pointed out the performance of Punjab’s HEC which is headed by an educationist.” According to him, the CM assured that an academician with PhD qualification or a scientist will be appointed to head the provincial HEC. Express News.