Court extends judicial remand of Mujahid Kamran, five others

Court extends judicial remand of Mujahid Kamran, five others

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended judicial remand of Punjab University's (PU) former vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and five former registrars till Nov 20 in illegal appointments' case.

Earlier,National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Mujahid Kamran,Dr Auranzeb,Kamran Abid, Dr Liaqat

Ali,Dr Ras Saud and Amin Athar before Accountability Court Judge,Syed Najamul Hassan on expiry of their 14-day judicial remand.

Mujahid Kamran's counsel alleged that NAB was biased towards his client."Mujahid Kamran was allowed to meet

his legal team only once in a week whereas others met more than once",he added.

At this,the court observed that NAB laws were required to be changed and directed the counsel to move written application regarding his complaint.The court directed NAB authorities to file the challan (charge-sheet) as early as possible against the accused while extending the judicial remand till Nov 20.

Dr Mujahid Kamran is accused of illegal recruitment in the university and for giving away scholarships to students

who were not eligible.

In addition to this,he is also accused of being involved in the unlawful appointment of his wife Shazia Qureshi as the principal of Punjab University Law College.Dr Mujahid remained the PU Vice Chancellor from January 2008 to December 2016.