NAB officer suspended for handcuffing PU professors’


The National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had suspended an additional director from service for producing Punjab University’s former vice-chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and four other teachers in handcuffs before an accountability court and made a new team to investigate the charges against the five professors.

Iqbal, during a meeting at the bureau’s Lahore office, ordered an investigation into the matter after suspending Additional Director Muhammad Rafi from service. In addition to that, Punjab police were ordered to suspend ASI Mukhtar Ahmed in the case.

It was reported that those presented before the court were facing charges of 550 illegal appointments at Punjab University, which included: Prof Kamran, two former registrars, Prof Dr Raas Masood and Prof Dr Liaquat Ali, and two additional registrars, Prof Dr Aurangzaib Alamgir and Dr Kamran Abid.

Moreover, Prof Kamran is also accused of ‘favouritism’ while giving scholarships and also illegally appointing his second wife Dr Shazia Qureshi as principal of the Punjab University Law College.

Following the accusations, a NAB team was constituted to investigate the case.