Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Tariq Banuri has been removed from his office by Federal Government.
As per the details, official notification has been issued in this regard. The notification mentions that Dr. Banuri has been removed before the expiry of his term.
“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 Danuri has ceased to be the Chairperson, Higher Education Commission forthwith and is accordingly removed from the said post, with immediate effect,” the notification states.
It is pertinent to mention that Banuri was appointed at the designation during the tenure of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in May 2018. He was supposed to complete his term in May 2022.
However, the tenure has been decreased to two years according to a new presidential ordinance.