The University of Sahiwal appointed Dr Amin Abid as Associate Professor of Chemistry (BPS 20) in clear violation of the HEC rules and regulations. The said candidate did not meet the criterion laid out for the post by the Higher Education, which was also mentioned in the advertisement of the said post.
His appointment was challenged in the court by Dr Ibrahim, who is at No. 1 in the waiting list. Upon directions of the court, the Chancellor (Governor Punjab), sought expert / legal opinion of the HEC, who declared that the appointment was done in violation of the rules laid out by the Commission. Upon HEC’s advice, the Chancellor ordered the Syndicate of University of Sahiwal to reconsider appointment of Dr Amin Abid and appoint Dr Ibrahim instead who meets the eligibility criteria.
The matter has yet to be resolved by the University after lapse of 4 months. The Vice Chancellor, University of Sahiwal was requested by the aggrieved party to take action, cancel appointment of Dr. M Amin Abid, and appoint Dr, Ibrahim, who qualifies for the post and is at No. 1 in the waiting list.