The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) administration returned three employees to their former positions as they had been sent on forced leave owing to an inquiry against them.
According to a local media report, the university issued an official notice stating that “QAU administration restored QAU Registrar Dr Shafiqur Rahman, Additional Registrar Sabir Khan and Controller Examination Sardar Muhammad Babar Khan with immediate effect.”
The notification stated that the officials are repatriated “under the Efficiency & Discipline Rules 1973”.
Dr Shafiqur Rahman was accused of illegal appointments in the university against various cadres. He was sent on forced leave in 2015 but restored him in September 2016. In March 2017, he was sent on leave again.
Sabir Khan was sent on forced leave in May 2017 by the Syndicate for an indefinite period. He had been accused of poor performance in his office as well as biases in Departmental Promotion Committee in the university.
Sardar Muhammad Babar Khan was reinstated with a minor penalty that withheld one increment from his salary. He was sent on a leave in May 2017 when an old harassment complaint case against him was reopened by the Syndicate.