Federation of All Pakistan Universities (Fapuasa) to Observe Black Day Today in Sindh

The prevailing situation of unrest in Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) University Sindh administration has been continued since September 11th , 2018. The joint Committee of teaching staff held a meeting on September, requesting Prime Minister and President of Pakistan to take immediate action to control deteriorating conditions of University.

The matter is still not resolved, the teaching staff and officers of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) University provoked the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa) to observe Black Day Today.

All the faculty members of all Universities across Sindh will wear Black bands in their to show solidarity with faculty staff of LUMHS. Association’s provincial general secretary, Dr Naimtullah Laghari said, “Fapuasa Sindh Chapter condemns the act of using batons on the protesters staging demonstration for removal of the illegal [illegally appointed] registrar, [Dr Roshan Bhatti] who is already retired from government service.”

The foremost demand of faculty staff of LUMHS is to dismiss the current registrar from his post because he is unprofessional, arrogant and “a retired public servant”. The faculty members have made several statements to the press.

Prof Suhail Ahmed Almani, the head of LUMHS teachers association said that the representatives of registrar used vituperative language, he said, “They were carrying wooden logs, bricks, rods and some of them were even brandishing weapons.”

The faculty members also released joint statement to the journalists, saying, “It’s a matter of great concern and shock that despite [the] prevailing tense situation in the university, when all the teaching and administrative activities have come to a grinding halt, the VC remained absent from his office for the second consecutive day,” said a statement issued by the faculty on Wednesday.

The statement added, “His conspicuous absence from his office has raised many questions in the mind of faculty and employees and he has made his position controversial.”

The current VC of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) is Bikha Ram Devrajani. The teaching staff has alleged him of being incompetent of resolving University issues. Bikha Ram Devrajani has got best teacher award by HEC. He also has 28 years of experience in clinical and teaching field of medicine. Dr. Roshan Ali Bhatti is the current Registrar of the University.

The responsibilities of the registrar are to main academic records of the University, he is custodian of all the important documents of the University administration. The registrar comes second in terms of authority in the University. It is his duty to ensure Intra-departmental co-ordination, Inter-departmental co-ordination and Inter-sectoral co-ordination.

Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) started as medical school in 1881. It is one the oldest institute of Pakistan. The government must take immediate actions and consult officials to resolve problems in administrative departments of such prestigious and old public sector Universities. The on-going academic courses get highly affected by disturbance in management of Faculty members. The teachers have threatened to by cot from teaching and hospital responsibilities if their demands are not met.

 

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