Influential holds dual office in KU

KARACHI - An influential official of Karachi University (KU) is forcibly holding dual office at the University, TheNation has learnt. According to details, an official of BPS-16, Education Department, was posted in KU on deputation two years ago and has held various positions in this time period. The said influential official has finally got the position of Deputy Registrar a couple of months ago. Meanwhile, the university advertised two most important posts of Deputy Controller Confidential and Deputy Controller General of grade 18. Sources privy to the matter disclosed that the said official had made eligibility criteria for selection board. He was later selected in the selection board because he himself had made the criteria of selection in accordance of his own qualification and experience. He had been notified as an assistant controller some three months ago but he has not left the post of Deputy Registrar. Earlier the same person could not qualify for a BPS-17 job in the same university but now he cleared as he paved his ground by setting criteria himself. Interestingly Qamer Alam, Assistant Controller of Examination having some 30 years of experience in examination department, had also been selected in the said selection board and he is holding the slot of Deputy Controller General and newly appointed influential man got posted as Deputy Controller Confidential, a highly sensitive post that requires an experienced man. The said post has been vacant for last many years and a retired but experienced official of the university was looking after the matters of the confidential department because of the sensitivity of the office. The aforesaid official remains holding both the important posts without any reason. The sources said that KU high-ups had asked him to hold the post of Deputy Controller Confidential because it would be difficult to manage affairs of upcoming convocation but the said official seems reluctant. The sources said that former deputy registrar namely Abid Hussain had not been legally transferred, adding posting of above 17 grade officials needs the approval of university vice chancellor but such formal procedure had not been adopted.

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