ISLAMABAD: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin has said that
all the Deans of the universities have been asked by their Higher Education Council to resign but they could be reappointed after clearance by the authorities. He clarified that people in bureaucracy who were suspected to be involved, were being suspended until would be cleared after probe.
The Turkish ambassador was talking to the Pakistani media in his first ever meeting with the journalists after the failed coup by a section of army in the Turkey.
The Turkish ambassador Sadik Babur Girgin on Friday said his country would honour all its international commitments including that to Pakistan.
Video clips on the occasion were also shown to the journalists who highlighted scenes of tanks running over people on the roads and gunship helicopters attacking the parliament building which was in an emergency session as the failed coup was still underway.
According to media reports, the licences of 21,000 staff working in private schools were revoked, more than 15,000 employees at the education ministry were sacked, and the state-run higher education council demanded the resignation of 1,577 university deans, The Telegraph reported. The employees include 9,000 police, 2,745 judges, 8,777 from the interior ministry 1,500 from the finance ministry, 257 staff working at the prime minister’s office, at least 100 from the National Intelligence Agency MIT, 399 from the family and social affairs ministry and 492 from the religious affairs ministry. -Monitoring Report