Pakistan Medical Association, Karachi is extremely concerned about the neo-formation of Higher Education Commission – Sindh, in the presence of HEC at Federal level. It will only produce confusion in Higher Education in the Sindh Province. The idea of Provincial HEC is not acceptable and it seems that Provincial Government is acting without proper consultation and understanding of situation for the vested interest group.
PMA is also concerned about the news that a Chancellor of a Private University is nominated as the Chairman of the proposed HEC in Sindh. It is disturbing to know that Sindh Government is appointing a Chancellor of a Private University with ambiguous qualifications, who was also instrumental in the destruction of PMDC and does not believe on merit. Even if the government wants to have a Provincial HEC, the nomination of this Chairman suggests that the government is not serious and sincere about this proposed body and the standard of education, which is already deteriorating.
The nomination of the Chairman without merit is against all the rules and regulation and it will further destroy and decay the education system. PMA strongly believes that all appointments in the education sector should be done on merit as per rules and regulation, if the government will pass a law about HEC Sindh and appoint a Chairman without merit, the PMA Karachi will knock the doors of Judiciary against this illegal decision. PMA is committed to strive for protecting public interests.