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February 23, 2021

Illegal appointments case adjourned

Lahore

February 23, 2021

LAHORE:An accountability court on Monday adjourned the hearing of Punjab University illegal appointments reference by March 16.

The court has summoned prosecution witnesses on next hearing. The NAB Lahore had arrested Punjab University’s former VC Dr Mujahid Kamran and four former registrars in connection with alleged illegal appointments to grade 17 and above. The other arrested persons included former registrars of Punjab University Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir, Dr Liaqat Ali, Dr Raas Masood and Dr Amin Athar as well as additional registrar Dr Kamran Abid.

Later, the arrested accused had secured bails from the Lahore High Court. The NAB had initiated an inquiry into the alleged illegal appointments on the directions of the Lahore High Court (LHC) after a complaint was moved by Muhammad Rafique Alvi, a former varsity student.