Friday, June 17, 2016

Following Comsats pro-rector’s removal, NTS’ future murky

ISLAMABAD: The suspension of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Pro-Rector Haroon Rashid – whose doctoral postulation was observed to be up to 72pc counterfeited – has blended level headed discussion over the fate of the National Testing Service (NTS), of which Mr Rashid was CEO.

Mr Haroon was suspended by the Comsats leading group of governors, and requested that show up before the board on June 17 to clarify his position.

The move came after an Islamabad High Court (IHC) request emptying the stay request conceded to Mr Rashid, who had tested the Higher Education Commission's (HEC) test into his supposedly appropriated doctoral proposal.

Preston University had then drop his PhD.

Sources said the board likewise examined the eventual fate of the NTS, which was started by Comsats and headed by Mr Rashid.

They said board individuals fought that Mr Rashid couldn't remain NTS CEO. Mr Rashid, who left for the United States a day prior to the executive meeting, was not accessible for input.

Notwithstanding rehashed endeavors, Comsats Rector Syed Junaid Zaidi – who is likewise an individual from the representing board – was additionally inaccessible for input.

In any case, authorities near Mr Rashid protected his doctoral theory, contending that he finished his degree in 2006 while the HEC's literary theft approach came into power in 2007.

NTS' administrations are normally contracted by government associations to enroll representatives.