Punjab university a writ filed in the LHC,

Lahore:May 29:For PU, a writ had been filed in the LHC, which stated that the incumbent VC did not fulfil the minimum criteria set by the PHEC. Another alleged financial misappropriation had been unearthed at PU in the incumbent’s tenure. For the former VC, Mujahid Kamran, a NAB inquiry is also looking into financial embezzlement during his nine-year tenure. For the LCWU, the contest is between acting VC Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Dr Uzma Qureshi and Dr Shahida Hasnain. Dr Kausar has filed a representation at the Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) against the eligibility of the other two shortlisted candidates. Meanwhile, a writ, similar to that against the eligibility of the Dr Zafar Mueen at PU, had been filed against Dr Uzma Qureshi, which maintained that she did not fulfil the minimum requirement to hold the VC position. At UoS, the candidates include Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Dr Tahir Kamran, and Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir, who is currently the acting VC of PU. For MNSUET, Dr Aamir Ijaz, Dr Mohammad Zubair and Dr Shahid Munir are the candidates for the VC slot. Academic circles had been asking the government to appoint VCs at the earliest as these varsities face many administrative problems because of the makeshift arrangements, and with the LHC verdict in, there is no reason for the appointments to be deferred further.Published in The Express Tribune

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