By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
The Chancellor of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, Jawaid Anwar has announced medical insurance and revised pay scale besides other facilities for the university’s employees.
He made the announcement amidst applause while addressing the Aligarhians at a reception held at the university campus to celebrate the victory of the Zakir Ali Khan Panel in the recently held elections of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).
"I have always believed in governing with respect and look forward to work together to meet the challenges ahead with no political conflict,” the AMUOBA President stated
He congratulated his team on a hard-fought campaign adding that the Zakir Ali Khan Panel has been provided a golden opportunity to bring about changes for a constructive growth and betterment at the campus.
He declared that AMUOBA will provide a favorable environment for everyone to pursue the cherished objectives. Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said he will not be carrying anyone to a blind optimism or to wishful idealism.
“In keeping our promise we have immediately started to deliver and as a first move the hockey ground opposite the campus has been reopened for parking of vehicles of SSUET employees and students after so many years," he remarked adding that the place will also be provided with facilities for sports activities.
He announced that employee’s pay scales will be revised in coming months while tenders have been invited for introducing their medical insurance in a transparent manner.
The Chancellor informed that instructions have been issued for preparing a performance-based audit report of each department on the basis of which promotions and facilities will be announced on merit.
Appreciating the role of teachers in the society he pointed out that faculty is the backbone of the university and they must be provided with better facilities. He asked them to strive to improve the SSUET’s image.
He advised the Vice Chancellor and faculty members to join hands with him to bring a constructive change in the university in pursuing the vision of great educationist and reformer Sir Syed Ahmed Khan who awakened the Muslims from slumber and ignorance and opened up venues for modern learning.
On the occasion, in recognition of 50 years of valuable service of ideal Aligarian Late Muhammad Zakir Ali Khan, shields were presented to his sons Muhammad Nadir Ali Khan and Muhammad Akbar Ali Khan.
The guests gave a standing ovation to Mazhar Aslam Zuberi who had Rs 5.1 million, a big chunk of his retirement dues, as donation to the Association and recently gave Rs 1 lakh for the construction of Sir Syed Tower, while he himself is living in an ordinary apartment.
Earlier, in his speech, Vice President AMUOBA, Tariq Sabzwari, said: “We follow the mission of the great visionary Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and victory of Zakir Ali Khan panel is a pleasant change.
The event was conducted elegantly by Noshaba Siddiqui, a member of AMUOBA’s Executive Committee, and concluded with the National Anthem and the Tarana e Aligarh.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr.Syed Jawaid H. Rizvi, Registrar Prof Dr Mumtaz ul Imam, AMUOBA’s Muhammad Moshin Khan (Treasurer), Abdul Rasheed Khan (Vice President), Syed Anwar Ali (Vice President), Wasif Nazar Siddiqui (Joint Secretary), Waqas Jawaid Bukhari (Joint Secretary Sports), Cmdr. (R) Saleem Siddiqui, Mukhtar Naqvi, Shajar Hashmi, Mustafa Bin Ibrahim, among others, were also present on the occasion.