HEC Chairman Tariq Banuri removed from post

By: News Desk      Published: 11:57 AM, 27 Mar, 2021
HEC Chairman Tariq Banuri removed from post

Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri has been removed from his post before the expiry of his term, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The HEC Amendment Ordinance 2021 has been issued in this regard, paving way for removal of Tariq Banuri

It may be recalled that Dr Tariq Banuri was appointed in May 2018 by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for a four-year term and his tenure was due to end in May 2022.

The ordinance issued has reduced the tenure of the Chairman HEC from four years to two years which ultimately led to the dismissal of Tariq Banuri.

Earlier, the Cabinet Committee on Legislation has passed an ordinance regarding the replacement of the HEC chairman

The ordinance limited the tenure of the HEC chairman from four to two years. The committee approved a new ordinance to amend the HEC Act 2002.

Reporter Awais Kiyani