PU ex-VC, others sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand


LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday sent Punjab University’s former vice-chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and others to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to illegal appointments.

In an application filed by the Lahore office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), it informed the court that it had completed its investigation and requested the court grant a 14-day judicial remand of the suspects, including Dr Kamran, Prof Dr Raas Masood, Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Prof Dr Aurangzaib Alamgir and Prof Dr Kamran Abid.

The application also added that NAB chairman had issued arrest warrants for the suspects on Oct 3 after which they were taken into custody on Oct 11.

After this, they were presented before the accountability court which granted the accountability watchdog a 10-day physical remand of the suspects. As the remand expired, the accused were produced before the court.

The arrestees had allegedly played an important role in making as many as 550 illegal appointments at the Punjab University between the years 2013 and 2016. According to sources, all the illegal appointments were made in grade 17 and above.

According to reports, the appointments were made on a contractual basis without adhering to any selection criteria.

Dr Mujahid has also been accused of illegally appointing his second wife Dr Shazia Qureshi as principal of the Punjab University Law College (PULC) and awarding scholarships to his favourite students.