KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU) organization in a meeting declared the selection boards of the mass communication department null and void on Saturday.
The meeting chaired by KU acting vice chancellor Prof Khalid Mahmood Iraqi in his secretariat also decided to change name of the Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization after the expired Prof Muhammad Ajmal Khan, the previous vice chancellor of the university.
Press release says, “The syndicate decided to declare the previous selection boards of the mass communication department null and void. The selection boards were held for the posts of lecturer and assistant Professor on May 2, 2019.
“It also formed a six-member committee headed by the vice chancellor to look at the matters related to the applications received for the selection boards.”
The syndicate in the light of a decision by “the National Accountability Bureau judge approved the dismissal of deputy executive engineer (electrical) Muhammad Naeem Akhtar from services”.
It established a three-member committee to advance the key performance indicator system aimed at improving performances of the university’s departments and centers.
The forum also approved a number of appointments, including that of Prof Samina Khalil as director of the Applied Economics Research Center, Dr Naeem Ahmed as chairman of the Department of International Relations, Prof Shahina Naz as chairperson of the Department of Food Science and Technology and Dr Tanzeem ul Firdous as head of the Urdu department.
A number of irregularities were reported in the selection boards in a section of the press recently.