NAWABSHAH: Quaid e Awam University (QUEST) has seen a massive surge of corrupt practices under the current Vice Chancellor (Acting), Saleem Raza Samo.
The power drunk acting VC lost all sense of purpose and exceeded his limitations of power, Governor Sindh had sent a letter to the university stating the SOPs (Standard operating procedures) to be followed by an acting vice chancellor. Saleem Samo desecrated the code of conduct and ridiculed law and regulation.
This also comes under contempt of the honorary court when High Court is explicit in its judgment pertaining to the jurisdiction and area of operation designated to an acting vice chancellor.
The letter/notification issued by the Governor of Sindh forbids an acting VC from changing, making a big policy decision, selection of board and members, meddling or changing HECs policies and posting or transfer of an employee.
Acting VC Saleem Raza Samo has exceeded, superseded and transgressed on all counts.
The varsitys professors held a press conference in the face of blatant miscarriage of justice and abuse of power against the rampant malpractice by Samo.
The VC has promoted 20-25 people out of turn to the selection board, this violates the terms and conditions designated by HEC.
Transfers and postings have remained a practice.
Saleem Samo was only responsible for running the day to day operations of the campus, not to pick and choose people for postings and transfers.
Due to the blatant disregard for HECs code of conduct, the regulatory authority withheld funding to QUEST.
The faculty of the university has appealed to the leadership of Sindh and Pakistan Peoples Party which is the ruling party of the province to take notice of the dire situation and remove the transgressor, Saleem Raza Samo.
Reporting: Manzoor Bughio
Editor: Muhammad Ali Azlan