Lecturer trying to escape inquiry: PU
Lahore, Jne 20: Punjab University (PU) spokesman on Friday rebutted the allegations levelled against the varsity administration by Law College Lecturer Khajista Rehan, saying that all such claims were totally baseless and unethical.
He said by issuing a derogatory statement, the lecturer wanted to escape the inquiry being conducted against her on the complaints of the Law College students, adding that the matter would be investigated according to the rules and regulations without any prejudice.
This statement came after Khajista Rehan, a lecturer of the Law College Punjab University, levelled serious allegations against Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and claimed that she was removed from the position of hostel warden of Hostel No 9 and 10 illegally without observing the prescribed rules.
Her allegations include misuse of funds, favouritism, un-necessary spending on entertainment of guests, renovation and construction of the department buildings despite economic crisis. She has also accused Principal Law College Prof Shazia Noreen Qureshi of misusing her authority.
Meanwhile, PU Treasurer Amjad Saleemi also dismissed the allegation that the varsity had deposited Rs 300 million in the Bank of Punjab and its profit was being misused. He said the claim had nothing to do with the facts as the varsity deposited an amount Rs 20 million only, which was scheduled to mature in November 2009.
He said the claim of misuse of the profit before the date of maturity of the invested amount was itself a proof that propaganda campaign was baseless because "the banks release the profit only when the invested amount is matured". About another allegation, he said no recreation funds were available in the Punjab University.
Denying the accusations, Chairman Hall Council Dr Muhammad Akhtar said the lecturer, who was also given the additional charge of hostel superintendent, had illegally given occupation of one of the rooms to an outsider. Despite verbal and written orders the superintendent did not vacate the room from the illegal occupants. The Nation
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Punjab University announced various results
Lahore: The Punjab University declared the results of various examinations on Friday. According to a press release, the exams are: LLB Part-II Supplementary Examination 2008, MSc Home Economics, Part-II, Annual Examination 2008, MSc Actuarial Science (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, Master of Information and Operational Management (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, MSc Biostatistics (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, MSc Statistics (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, MSc Environmental Sciences (Self-Supporting) (Semester System), Session 2006-2008, and BSc (Hons) Space Science (Three-Year Programme), Semester System, Session 2004-2007. Detailed results are available at PU website: www.pu.edu.pk.
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Ex-principal can't retain residence: LHC
Lahore: The Lahore High Court has ordered that the official residence of Principal Government College Gulberg presently occupied by the former principal of the college despite his new posting be vacated.
Justice Khawaja Farooq Saeed issued this order while disposing of two petitions filed by Professor Qazi Ikram Bashir in which he submitted that he was the principal of the Government College Gulberg for Boys. He said there an official residence for accommodations of its principal was built.
He said the respondent Prof Abdul Razzaq Cheema who was earlier principal of the college didn't vacate the residence although he was posted as director of Instructions Punjab since he got permission from authorities to live in the residence till he got a substitute as per his new assignment.
The petitioner challenged this in court and in order to restrain him from pursuing the case, he was transferred to another college against which he also filed another petition.
Justice Farooq Saeed in his order observed that as far as the official residence of principal was concerned, since the petitioner has been transferred to another college he did not remain an aggrieved party, and disposed of his petition declaring as infructuous.
However, the judge remarked that sequence of circumstances does speak of malafide on the part of respondent with regard to the transfer of the petitioner.
"Not only that he has been transferred after receiving information of filing of this writ petition but his departure is also very unceremonious. He has been relieved in his absence on April 18, 2009, 10 days after he filed the writ petition," the judge observed.
The judge further observed that he cannot consider as advisable allocation of the principal's residence in any educational institution to a person who was no longer the principal. The News
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