PU VC submits report before SC in plagiarism case against Dr Shazia


LAHORE: University of the Punjab (PU) Vice-Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar on Saturday submitted an inquiry report before the Supreme Court (SC) into plagiarism allegations against Punjab University Law College Principal Dr Shazia Qureshi.

The bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing an application filed by Punjab University Law College Principal Dr Shazia Qureshi against plagiarism allegations.

While submitting the inquiry report before the court at the outset of the hearing, the PU vice-chancellor informed the court that the inquiry committee had recommended for forwarding the matter to the standing committee of Higher Education Commission on the issue.

However, Shazia Qureshi submitted that she had not been provided with a copy of the report.

At this, the bench ordered to provide a copy of the inquiry report and observed that she could file a reply to it.

It is pertinent to mention that Shazia Qureshi had moved an application for not giving her clearance over plagiarism allegations.

Meanwhile, the bench directed for withdrawing notice issued to former president Rafiq Tarar for vacating government residence in GOR Lahore. The bench asked to resolve the matter amicably.

Former president Rafiq Tarar has approached the Supreme Court against notices issued by the Services and General Administration Department for vacating residence allotted to him in 2008. He pleaded the court to set aside the notices.