Gomal University VC sent on forced leave

By: News Desk      Published: 04:39 PM, 22 Apr, 2021
Gomal University VC sent on forced leave
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The higher education department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has sent vice-chancellor of Gomal University on forced leave, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

The department following the orders of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman has sent Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Dr Iftikhar Ahmed on 90 days forced leave and assigned the extra charge of the university’s vice chancellorship to the newly established Dera Ismael Khan Agricultural University VC Prof Dr Masroor Elahi Babar.

A notification has been issued in this regard. 

As per details, Vice-Chancellor Dr Iftikhar had written a letter to the prime minister expressing his reservations over the provincial government’s decision to bifurcate Gomal University into an agricultural university and the matter of his resignation.

Instead of setting up a separate agricultural university in Dera Ismael Khan, the provincial government decided to upgrade Gomal University's agricultural faculty and made it a full-fledged agri university in a blatant violation of the university act. Dr Iftikhar, objecting to the decision, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan and tendered his resignation which was not accepted. 

Now the governor has humiliated Dr Iftikhar by sending him on forced leave

Reporter Sajid Baloch