Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan admin put on notice in illegal appointments’ case
PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday put on notice the chancellor, vice chancellor and registrar of the Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan in a writ petition filed against illegal appointments on the posts of assistant registrars, assistant administrative officers and assistant controllers of examinations.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Mian Fasihul Mulk and Justice Mrs Irshad Qaisar issued notice to the respondents, including those who were appointed on the posts and asked them to submit their written comments within 14 days in the case.
Arshad Iqbal, son of Abdul Mutalib, a resident of Katlang in Mardan district, had filed the writ petition in which he claimed that the university administration had committed irregularities on a massive scale in the appointments on the posts of assistant registrars, assistant administrative officers, assistant controller of examinations, assistant administration officer and lecturer in Management Sciences.
The petitioner submitted that it was evident from the university record submitted in the high court in another case that it had appointed those persons who had failed the screening test for the above-mentioned posts and ignored him despite getting good position in the test.
Amjad Ali, the petitioner’s lawyer, informed the bench that the passing marks for the written test were 45 percent while those appointed had got less than 33 percent marks in the screening tests.
According to the university record given in the writ petition, Abdullah Khan, Assistant Registrar obtained 30 percent marks, Muhammad Nasir, Assistant Registrar got 24 percent marks, Muhammad Ijaz, Assistant Administrative Officer obtained 26 percent marks, Major (R) Arshad Sohail and Assistant Administrative Officer obtained 30 percent marks. The record showed that Arshur Rehman, Assistant Controller Examination, didn’t even meet the criteria to apply for the post as he obtained second division in MA and had no experience on grade 16 post as the requirement for it was first division and second division with 6 years experience on grade 16.
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