PU VC Search Committee completed interviews of over 40 candidates

LAHORE:30 May: The Vice-Chancellor (VC) Search Committee on Tuesday completed interviews of over 40 candidates who were shortlisted for the post of VC of Punjab University (PU), it is learnt. A total of 17 candidates were shortlisted for interviews on Tuesday while the Search Committee had also invited around four candidates to interviews on nominations. Sources privy to the developments said 21 candidates were invited to interviews on the first day, Monday. One of them did not turn up. They added on Tuesday again one of the candidates could not make it to appear for the interview. Sources said around six candidates were interviewed via Skype on Tuesday while others appeared before the Search Committee which again met at the Arfa Software Technology Part (ASTP). Sources said some of the candidates were sent invitations via email. They added keeping in view urgency of the matter in the wake of Supreme Court order for appointment of VC at Punjab University; the Search Committee concluded the interviews on Tuesday. Sources also said since the interview process was complete, the Search Committee was likely to send panel of three most suitable candidates to the chief minister as soon as possible. They added as the existing term of the incumbent PML-N government was about to expire, the government would make the appointment soon. They claimed the notification of regular VC was most likely to be issued on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Expat gets plot: A Belgium-based overseas Pakistani has succeeded in getting possession of his plot worth Rs 9 million due to the efforts of Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab. OPC Vice-Chairperson Senator Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said that Syed Makhdoom Iqbal, settled in Brussels, Belgium, filed a complaint that he purchased a 10-marla plot in a private housing society of Lahore in 2013 and made all the payment but he was yet to get its possession. They said an OPC team contacted the administration of the housing society and ensured the provision of plot to the overseas Pakistani. They said the OPC was vigorously pursuing the issues of overseas Pakistanis and had solved thousands of complaints amicably so far.The news.

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