KARACHI-Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed concern on violation of merit in selection for Vice Chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro by the Sindh government.
Secretary General, PMA Centre, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said once again the Sindh Government has ignored the merit list in appointing Vice Chancellor at Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences, Jamshoro. He said the fact of the matter is that the Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor selected three candidates and Prof Abdul Razzak Shaikh was selected as number-1, having 7 marks more than the second candidate.
Unfortunately Chief Minister of Sindh did not accept search committees merit list. He moved a summary to the Governor of Sindh for the appointment of VC in favour of the candidate, who was on number-2 in the merit list.
Dr Qaisar Sajjad said the appointments based on violating the merit have created a lot of problems in the past, as far as the smooth running of the institution is concerned.
He said PMA believed and reiterates that the Sindh government should give priority to merit and select a candidate who has stood first in the merit list by the efforts of search committee.