Mujahid Kamran, five others remanded in NAB custody

Mujahid Kamran, five others remanded in NAB custody
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LAHORE: An accountability court handed over Punjab University former vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and five former registrars to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 10-day physical remand over charges of corruption, illegal appointments and nepotism.

Earlier, NAB officials produced Mujahid Kamran , Dr Auranzeb, Kamran Abid, Dr Liaqat Ali, Dr Ras Saud and Amin

Athar before Accountability Court Judge Syed Najam ul Hassan.

The officials submitted that the accused were involved in illegal appointments and corruption and requested for 14-day

physical remand for investigations.

However, the defence lawyer opposed the remand plea saying that all allegations levelled against the accused were

baseless.

The court after hearing the arguments accepted NAB plea and handed over the accused to NAB on 10-day physical remand.

The court directed for their production on expiry of the remand term, October 22.

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 for the unlawful appointment of his wife

Shazia Qureshi as the principal of Punjab University Law College.

Dr Mujahid is currently working as rector of the University of Lahore and he remained the PU vice chancellor

from January 2008 to December 2016.

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