Punjab University administration, teachers and students on Wednesday took out a massive rally to express solidarity with Pakistan Army at the varsity’s New Campus.
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad on Tuesday highlighted the role of higher education institutions in a nation’s progress, saying it was universities’ responsibility to guide the nation and its youth towards the right path.
The National Accountability Bureau Lahore on Thursday arrested Punjab University ex-VC Dr Mujahid Kamran for alleged irregularities during his tenure as the PU VC.
The oldest seat of learning in the country, Punjab University, will finally get a permanent vice chancellor after Punjab chief minister finalised Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar as the man to lead the university in the months ahead. A formal notification regarding the first permanent PU VC in almost two years is expected today after the approval of Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, who is also the university’s chancellor.
The Punjab University and the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) have new vice chancellors following a hectic past week that saw government officials running from pillar to post to select the most suitable candidates for the position in line with Supreme Court directives.
The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the immediate removal of Punjab University acting vice chancellor Dr Zakariya Zakar from the university’s top slot and ordered the appointment of the senior-most professor in the university as the acting vice chancellor.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has forwarded a case of irregularities during the tenure of former Punjab University Provisional vice chancellor Dr Zafar Moeen Nasir to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) for appropriate action.