Murad wants improvement in KU affairs

KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, presiding over a meeting on improvement of University of Karachi affairs, directed the vice chancellor to implement the guideline of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) so that corruption could be ended in this prestigious educational institution.

The meeting was attended by Vice Chancellor Dr Ajmal Khan, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary University and Board Riazuddin Qureshi and other concerned officers.

To a query, VC Dr Ajmal said that the NAB authorities had given them 49 guiding points to stop corruption and develop transparency. Out of these 49 point, 37 have already been implemented while work on the remaining 12 was in progress.

The chief minister directed the Vice chancellor to take action against ineligible, inefficient and unwilling officers in teaching and non-teaching side, and replace them with willing and efficient staff so that this university could further flourish.

The meeting was told that at present 43,000 students were studying in University of Karachi. The chief minister said that he would give all-out support to the vice chancellor in improving overall standard of education and administration in the university. Shah also complained that the Benazir Bhutto Chair was vacant for last one year. He directed him to appoint its chairman purely on merit and start research work.

Syed Murad Ali Shah said that universities can to help and guide the governments by making research in different sectors such as economy, technology, law and order and changing trends in social sector so that policies could be framed, accordingly.

The chief minister assured the VC that he would be supporting to him financially and administratively, subject to the overall improvement in every departments, institute and administration.