Govt decides to remove HEC chairman Tariq Banuri

Govt decides to remove HEC chairman Tariq Banuri

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Islamabad: The Federal Government has decided to remove Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday.

According to details, the government will replace HEC chairman under the new ordinance and changes in HEC rules and laws.

As per the new ordinance, approved by cabinet committee legislation, the tenure of HEC chairman will be from two to four years.

The final approval regarding the passage of the new ordinance will be given by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Dr. Tariq Banuri was appointed by former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in 2018. He is scheduled to retire in May 2022.

In addition, it was reported that on March 12, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) took action against Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), in response to allegations of abuse of power and corruption.

The anti-corruption watchdog accused HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri of misusing power, illegal appointments and corruption.

Dr Tariq Banuri had been asked to provide details of expenditures of the university at the PM House, as well as particulars of the National Academy of Higher Education.

In addition, the bureau also requested the HEC chairman to respond to the appointment of legal officers Tariq Mansoor, Nadia Tahir, Azhar Lateef and Noor Amna Malik.

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