NAB chief orders action against officials over handcuffing of professors

  • SC also took notice of the incident and summoned DG NAB Lahore on Sunday

ISLAMABAD – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal took notice of producing the Punjab University’s ex- vice chancellor Mujahid Kamran and other official handcuffed in the accountability court in Lahore.

Iqbal directed the Director General NAB Lahore to conduct immediate inquiry of the incident that why the teachers were handcuffed despite his clear orders and directions that self-respect of anyone will not be damaged.

The chairman NAB also ordered the DG NAB Lahore to take action against all those responsible for it as per law within three days and sought report in this regard.

Kamran and four former registrars of the university – Dr Aurangzeb Alamgir, Dr Liaqat Ali, Dr Raas Masod, Dr Amin Ather and an additional registrar, Dr Kamran Abid – were produced before the court on Friday handcuffed in a case pertaining to making over 500 illegal appointment in the varsity during their tenure.

The court granted ten-day physical remand of the officials to carry out further interrogation.

Ex-VC Mujahid Kamran in NAB custody over irregularities in Punjab University

According to details, the NAB had initiated inquiry into the scam on the directions of the Lahore High Court after a complaint was moved by Muhammad Rafique Alvi, a former student of the university.

Presenting the varsity officials handcuffed also invited anger from the Supreme Court as Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also took notice of the incident and ordered the DG NAB Lahore and DIG operations to appear before the court’s Lahore Registry on Sunday.