VCs summary hanging at CM Balochistan Secretariat

Syed Ali Shah:



The summary for the appointment of vice-chancellors of five public universities has been hanging at the Chief Minister Balochistan’s Secretariat for last more than a month. The search committee constituted to interview candidates for the appointment of five public universities submitted its recommendations and the names of shortlisted candidates to the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo.

Some ministers objected over names of shortlisted candidates for VCs

“Some of the ministers and key opposition members have objected over the names of the shortlisted candidates”, a well-placed source within the Balochistan Government told the Daily Quetta Voice. He requested anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the media.

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“We want to protect the future of our students”, CM was quoted by the officer

However, Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo has been trying to make sure appointments of VCs as per the recommendations of the search committee. “CM has clearly told everyone that VCs would be appointed on merit”, a high-level officer at the CM Secretariat told this scribe.

“Simply, some powerful lawmakers want to include the names of their blue-eyed in the list”, the source mentioned.

The search committee had interviewed 106 candidates for the slots of five VCs of public universities in Balochistan. The search committee has sent 15 names to the Chief Minister for approval. Out of 15, the CM would recomend only 5 for position of VCs, the officer stated.

After the approval of the CM, the Chancellor/Governor would also give approval of the appointments, the officer concluded.

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