SC directs removal of Ishaq Dar as UHS BoG’s chairman

SC hears case regarding return of Ishaq Dar for court trial

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued directives to remove former finance minister Ishaq Dar from the chairman’s post of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Board of Governor (BoG).
Dar who was re-elected chairman of the BoG in December 2015 for a term of three years had been declared absconder in corruption cases.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu notice case.
The CJP remarked that the meeting of the university’s Board of Governors should take place after every two years as per rules and regulations, however; no such session has happened till date since 2016.
“The chairman has escaped from the country while the court has issued his red warrants while declaring him an absconder. The BoG is currently dysfunctional due to the absence of chairman,” added SC.
The court has ordered to appoint a new chairman of UHS Board of Governors within three days. The Chief Justice has also sought reply from foreign ministry and other stake holders.

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