Shoaib Sultan Khan being appointed first Chairman of the Senate of Karakorum International University (KIU)

Sami Khan (Gilgit): The president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari appointed a well known development professional Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan as the first chairman of the Senate of the Karakorum International University (KIU). The Senate would comprise of 12 members and Registrar would serve as the secretary.

However, in the educated and political circle the appointment of Chairman has been taken critically, because Mr. Asif Ali Zaradari has ignored many suitable candidates hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan for the position of the Chairman Senate. It is to be remembered that the Vice Chancellor of the only University of Gilgit-Baltistan does also belongs to the Punjab. The way both heads the administrative and policy are non locals.  

The appointments of the non local heads of all crucial public sector (Govt.) institutions of Gilgit-Baltistan is been seen as a political controlling mechanism by the successive governments in Pakistan for the resources of Gilgit-Baltistan.  

5 Responses to Shoaib Sultan Khan being appointed first Chairman of the Senate of Karakorum International University (KIU)

  1. Farman Karim says:

    I believe it,s the first some good step taken by the Govt. of Pakistan towards GB. He is the poineer in bringing change in GB.

  2. Rehmat Karim says:

    Undoubtedly, Mr. Sultan made significant contributions in helping masses of GB discover their hidden potential of self-help and reliance, and providing them with a platform to use their innate capacities for their economic advancement. However, for him (Mr. Shoaib Sultan) to sustain his clean image in GB, it is important that he abstains from becoming a tool for others to deprive people of GB of their very right to take on to such leadership roles. GB is no more what it used to be in 70’s and 80’s. Do I need to tell the current leadership of the country or it already knows that GB maintains highest literacy rate in the country. The pace at which the masses of the GB excelled in the field of education over last 3-4 decades is seen as an unmatchable example by the rest of the world and most importantly, the so far neglected intelligentsia and the true political leadership of GB are a million times more wise, values-driven, decent, learned and well-informed individuals than the current leadership of the country. So the question remains that what restrains them (the current leadership of the country) from giving well-deserved political and intellectual roles to this true leadership of GB?

  3. Zakir says:

    At least a nationaly acclaimed developemnt practitioner is appointed as chairman senate. This seems the first and may be the last on-merit decision of present government.

  4. TAQDIR ALI KHAN says:

    What we expect from Zardari ? he is well know as Mr.10% now he is 100% God forbid one day he would sell whole of Gilgit Baltistan to someone who offer handsome money to him. This now amazing to appoint a non local in key position. In judiciary top one is also a non local. The inscribe is a double master degree holder. i.e. M.A. LLB, LLM. and having a standing of 18 years at the Sindh High Court Bar, but with regret to point out that I have been ignored to a position of member Chief Court, although I am ideal and meeting with all requirement, even the sitting judges are not Master Degree holder. If the appointments are made on merit I would be the ist. person to be appointed but the situation is quite different, one who has strong political pressure or ready to offer handsome bribe would become on ist. priority. That is why cream of Northern Areas are unwilling to come there and or work under the present setup.

  5. Rashid Ishaq says:

    I think Mr.Khan should not accept this controversial post, he has already earned lot of fame in his field and should stick to what he has been doing, my brotherly advice he should refrain from dirty politics of Pakistan.

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