CJ takes suo motu of PU’s former VC being handcuffed by NAB

LAHORE:16 October:The apex court’s Lahore registry on Saturday heard the suo motu case of Punjab University’s vice chancellor and other officials being handcuffed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The chief justice took notice of the incident earlier and summoned NAB officials and police officials in the case. NAB chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal has also asked NAB officials for an explanation and said strict action will be taken against those responsible. Punjab University: Ex VC sent on 10-day physical remand An accountability court on Friday handed over Punjab University’s former vice-chancellor, Mujahid Kamran, on a 10-day physical remand to NAB. The accused, along with four officials of PU identified as Dr Raas Masood, Dr Liaquat Ali, Dr Aurangzaib Alamgir and Dr Kamran Abid were arrested by the bureau on Thursday when they had appeared before an investigation team at its Thokar Niaz Beg office. The accused persons were taken into custody by NAB when they failed to submit satisfactory replies to allegations against them. Kamran was questioned for four hours over allegations of making illegal appointments, violating procurement rules and nepotism. They had been accused of making 550 illegal appointments, mostly grade 17 between 2013 and 2016. Kamran was also accused of illegally appointing his wife Dr Shazia Qureshi as principal of the Punjab University Law College and awarding scholarships to his favourite students. Express News.

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