PU’s ex-VC Mujahid Kamran and others sent to prison on 14-day remand
LAHORE: Dr. Mujahid Kamran, former vice chancellor (VC) Punjab University (PU) and other accused of irregularities have been sent to prison on 14-day judicial remand.
On the directions of an accountability court of Lahore on Monday, the accused were sent on the judicial remand.
The legal counsel of Kamran contended the authority of the anti-corruption body during his arguments, saying that his client is charged with bogus appointments in the varsity, “how could the NAB arrest someone merely on the allegations of making fake hirings?”
Later, the court sent the accused to jail on 14 days judicial remand.
During the last hearing, the court accorded the permission to NAB for a 10-day remand of all educationists.
Arrest of Dr. Mujahid Kamran
The National Accountability Bureau arrested Dr. Mujahid Kamran on charges of irregularities during his tenure in Punjab University.
On October 12, 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.
Other accused in the case are: Dr. Liaquat, Dr. Aurangzaib, Dr. Raas Masood, Dr. Kamran Zahid and Ameen Athar.