Islamabad – Federal Education Ministry’s Technical Adviser Dr Ayesha Razzaq has resigned from her post but the Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has not accepted her resignation.
A source with ministry officials confirmed that Dr Ayesha had resigned.
The official did not disclose the reason for his resignation, saying he was unaware of any official pressure. According to sources, a dispute is ongoing between Dr Ayesha Razzaq and senior officials of the ministry.
Dr Ayesha Razzaq also did not attend previous meetings in protest. The source also said that Dr Ayesha sought an explanation for his meeting with the HEC chairman. It added that Dr Ayesha spoke out against the ministry’s policy on HEC matters.
Dr Ayesha confirmed that she had met with the HEC chairman following his reinstatement. Dr Ayesha said it was absurd for a meeting with a legally restored officer to be seen as “some kind of treasonous act”. Education ministry sources confirmed they did not accept Dr Ayesha’s resignation and her reservations would be lifted.