Zakaria is new Vice Chancellor of Punjab University

Lahore:January 9:Punjab Governor/Chancellor has appointed Dr Muhammad Zakaria Zakar as Vice Chancellor of Punjab University (PU) till the appointment of a regular official. The governor has accepted the resignation of interim VC Prof Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar with effect from Jan 6. Dr Zaffar Mueen had abruptly resigned from the post after serving the university for around a year on an interim basis. It was alleged that he had resigned in protest against the Punjab government for pressurizing him to give 2-kanal of the university land to a seminary. However, according to PU teachers, the teaching community had resisted the move and the VC had not done so. They had even demanded the government hold an inquiry against former VC Dr Zaffar for his alleged corruption as highlighted by the Minister for Higher Education. Meanwhile, Punjab University’s Teachers Front (PU-TF) has demanded the government place the name of Dr Zaffar Mueen Nasar on the Exit Control List (ECL) and not to offer him a safe exit.The news.

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