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Punjab University former VC Mujahid Kamran held on corruption charges

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former vice chairman (VC) of Punjab University (PU) Mujahid Kamran on charges of irregularities during his tenure.

The anti-graft watchdog apprehended Kamran after he appeared before the Bureau Lahore office to record his statement.

The erstwhile PU VC is alleged for carrying out massive irregularities during his tenure at the varsity. Among number of improprieties, Kamran has charges of granting approval for several hirings across the university in violation of the laws, in addition to this, he is also accused of being involved for the unlawful appointment of his wife Shazia Qureshi as the principal of Punjab University Law College.

Awarding scholarships to students on the basis of nepotism, as well as giving contracts to his “preferred” contractors in violation of the laws are the other allegations against the educationist.

Yesterday, Chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal chaired a meeting to review latest progress on the implementation status of the decisions and measures taken by the present leadership of NAB and said, the Bureau is absolutely determined to eradicate corruption with iron hands in order to make Pakistan corruption free and the authority’s “Accountability for All” Anti-Corruption Strategy has started yielding excellent dividends.

The Chairman said the anti-corruption body with improved infrastructure and rationalized workload, has prescribed efficient, effective and expeditious disposal of white collar crimes cases putting a maximum limit of 10 months which is a record as compared to other Anti-Corruption Organizations.

He further said that NAB is considered a role model for entire SAARC countries. Owing to outstanding performance of NAB, Pakistan’s corruption perception Index (CPI) has been decreased from 175 position to 116.

 

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