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Lahore High Court has restrained the University of Engineering & Technology from finalising the appointment of different professors to BS-21.



Lahore The Lahore High Court has restrained the University of Engineering & Technology from finalising the appointment of different professors to BS-21.

Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Khan issued the order on the petition of Dr Syed Muhammad Ahsan, a UET associate professor.

The petitioner-professor through his counsel Rana Farman Ali contended that he was appointed as a lecture at the Computer Science Department in 1994. After being promoted to assistance professorship in 2000, he was made associate professor in 2006, he added.

He said the UET administration had announced various posts of professor through newspaper advertisement on February 14,2011. The respondents had made it mandatory for candidates to provide the names of the HEC recognized journals wherein theirresearch papers were published or ISN number if the same was published in some international journal.

The varsity issued the interview call letters to candidates but cancelled the same afterwards.


The UET administration again extended the period for submission of application till September 25,2011 but again failed to complete the process of appointments. He said the administration again announced the post with mala fide intention to oblige the people of their choice by asking him to get published his research work in the HEC recommended journal as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the university got approved the criteria of the appointment from HEC wherein condition of 2007 was revived under which appointment was made on the basis of published research work.

The petitioner said the criterion was changed just to victimize him as the same condition was never implemented from 2007 to 2011. He said the syndicate had also approved the same as person of their liking fulfilled the criteria. He said the respondents were not ready to give time to the petitioner and other candidate to fulfill new criteria to get their research work published. It was all done to appoint Dr Muhammad Shoaib, he alleged, saying the respondents had declined to issue interview letter to the petitioner under new criteria.

He pointed out that the selection board had already held its meeting on October 31, terming it a violation of constitution. He requested the court to stop the university from making appointment of professors under new criteria.

After hearing preliminary arguments, the court stopped the university from finalizing the appointment and sought reply from the UET.The news.

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