Peshawar University former registrar allegations
Serious allegations levelled against UoP former registrar
Peshawar, May 14: Already sent on forced leave, serious allegations of nepotism
in appointments, misuse of power and other irregularities have been
levelled against Shirinzada Khattak, former registrar of the University
In an open letter to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani, who is also the chancellor of public sector
universities, Dr Islam Gul, who has not mentioned his designation and
department, stated that the chancellor's directives about removal of
Shirinzada could not be implemented. The letter had also been copied to
the editors of various newspapers.
Titled "non-compliance of the
directives of the chancellor" some serious allegations of nepotism in
appointments were levelled in the letter against Shirinzada, who is no
more the registrar of the university. In the 22-point letter, the
complainant has alleged that Shirinzada during his tenure as registrar
recruited dozens of his close relatives on various positions in the
Most of these allegations were highlighted in The
News several months back. Talking to The News on that occasion
Shirinzada had explained his position and claimed that merit had been
followed in all the cases including the appointment of his wife in the
bio-technology department, sister in University Model School and
nephews, nieces and cousins in various departments of the university.
chancellor had already taken notice of the alleged irregularities
committed by the registrar due to which he was sent on forced leave. It
has, however, been projected by the university administration that he
was sent on medical leave, sources told this correspondent.
the other hand, another official of the university remarked that the
serving officials never dared to unveil the misdeeds of those at the
helm of affairs. But when they got retired, they go to media and
levelled allegations against their former colleague.
official said he did not know the identity of Dr Islam Gul who levelled
allegations against Shirinzada. He pointed out that it was a common
phenomenon that the retiring professors always wish to be given
extensions and when they are refused extensions, they resort to such
tactics. The news
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No trace of VC abducted 6 months ago
Peshawar: The government has failed to recover Kohat University
of Science and Technology vice-chancellor Professor Syed Lutfullah
Kakakhel despite lapse of six months.
The vice-chancellor was
kidnapped from Akhurwal area of Darra Adamkhel when he was on way from
the university to his home in Peshawar on November 6 last year.
Shehryar Kakakhel, the brother-in-law of the kidnapped educationist said that his family had used all possible links for his safe
recovery but so far no effort had proved successful.
during his captivity the captors allowed him to talk to his family
members for a couple of times," he said, and demanded of the government
to take serious steps for his safe recovery.
He claimed that
Professor Kakakhel was in the custody of Taliban led by Tariq Afridi
and Akhonzada Aslam Ferozkhel. They had communicated a list of demands
but the government was yet to pay serious heed to the matter, he added.
The demands' list, he said, had been communicated twice to the
authorities concerned during the past six months. There were 100 per
cent chances of his early recovery but the government was least
bothered to take immediate action in this regard, he said.
said that Taliban demanded release of some militants and huge ransom
for recovery of the educationist. "It is the duty of the government to
protect lives and properties of the people, especially its employees,"
Salih Lutfullah Kakakhel, the son of the
vice-chancellor, said that they were leading very miserable life since
the kidnapping of his father. "We are worried about his health and life
but unable to do anything for his release," he added. Dawn
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