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Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri Removed From Post

 Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri has been removed from his post.

A notification issued by the cabinet secretariat on Saturday said that he has been removed with immediate effect.

“In terms of sub-section (5), read with sub-section (5A), of Section 6 of Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002, as amended vide Higher Education Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, Dr. Tariq Banuri has ceased to be the Chairperson, Higher Education Commission forthwith and is accordingly removed from the said post, with immediate effect,” the notification said.

There were reports that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had found irregularities and misuse of power during the tenure of Dr. Tariq Banuri.

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Dr. Banuri was appointed as the HEC chairman for a four-year term in 2018, the then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

As per a news source, the government decided to remove Banuri as his working relationship with the federal education ministry, vice-chancellors, faculty members, employees, and media persons were not cordial. 

Source also quoted that he was removed for appointing consultants with salaries of Rs0.8 million without following rules

Saman Siddiqui

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