ISLAMABAD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Attaur Rehman resigned from the post on Thursday. According to sources, after General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s resignation as president, Rehman, a close associate, had also been considering resigning from the post of HEC chairman.
He finally submitted his resignation after he was unable to adjust to the present government system, it was learnt. According to a local channel, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) President (vice chancellor) Dr Javed Leghari has been appointed the new chairman. However, SZABIST External Affairs Manager Anwarul Haq told Daily Times that the news had not been confirmed as Leghari, who is also a senator, was in Islamabad to attend a parliamentary session. He added that rumours of Leghari’s appointment had been circulating for a few weeks. No government official was available to confirm the news. The HEC chairman has the status of a federal minister.
Source: Daily Times, 10/10/2008