PC head accused of interference in education dept affairs
MAIMAN A (Pajhwok): The Ulema Council on Tuesday accused the Faryab provincial council head of interfering in government affairs, but the public representative denied the charge as baseless.
He alleged Ghafoori wanted to get Qari Nadir appointed instead of Qari Abdullah as principal of Dar-ul-Hafaz (Quran memorisation centre) in Maimana, the provincial capital.
Ghafoori told Pajhwok Afghan News Qari Abdullah was a professional and experienced man while Qari Nadir did not have necessary qualifications for the position.
If the PC chief did not stop meddling in the affairs of the education department, he would face a harsh reaction, the religious scholar warned.
Although the government had pledged to combat corruption and uphold merit in appointments, it had failed to keep its promises, Faryab Dar-ul-Ulum Principal Maulvi Mohammad Ismael Mujahid claimed.
A person with more than 10 years of experience was sent home while unqualified people were being appointed to different positions, he charged.
adding the PC head should carefully readout his job description of his position and should not interfere in the affairs of the departments against the law.
The PC head was not professional and overstepped his authority, creating problems for the education department, claimed the Islamic section head at the department, Maulvi Nasir Ahmad.
He shredded Qari Nadir's appointment letter, insisted it had been issued illegally from the Ministry of Education. The appointee was not being allowed to assume his duty, Ahmad said.
If the ministry issued appointment letters to candidates without consultation with provincial officials and the department concerned, the education process in the province would be harmed, he added.
However, PC Chairman Mohammad Tahir Rahmani said he respected members of Ulema Council, but he was duty-bound to resolve the problems of those approaching the elective body.
If the appointment was anomalous, the Education Ministry would have never given the man any appointment letter , the public representative argued.
“A group of ulema recommended Qari Nadir as the principal of Dar-ul-Hafaz, but another group gave a press conference in support of Abdullah,” he concluded.
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