Reply sought from NAB on acquittal plea of ex-PU VC Kamran


LAHORE   -    An accountability court on Thursday sought reply from National Account­ability Bureau (NAB) on acquittal applications filed by former Punjab University (PU) vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and others in illegal appointments case, till September 8. Accountability Court Judge Qamaruz Zaman conducted the proceedings of the case, wherein Dr Mujahid Ka­mran and others appeared and got their attendance marked.

The petitioners’ counsel argued before the court that there was no allegation of corruption and obtain­ing monetary benefits against the accused. He submitted that under the new NAB law, if there was no element of corruption then no case could be made out against the ac­cused. He submitted that all appoint­ments were made as per law and the NAB had failed to prove any allega­tion against the accused. He pleaded with the court to allow the applica­tions and acquit the accused.

The court, after hearing the argu­ments, sought reply on acquittal ap­plications from the bureau till Sep­tember 8.

Former PU vice chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran, former PU regis­trar Prof Dr Liaqat Ali and two addi­tional registrars Prof Dr Aurangzaib Alamgir and Prof Dr Kamran Abid were accused of 550 illegal recruit­ment at the university and for giving away scholarships to students who were not eligible.

Dr Kamran remained the PU vice chancellor from January 2008 to De­cember 2016. It is pertinent to men­tion here that the Lahore High Court had granted bail to Dr Mujahid Kam­ran and others in the case.

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