PU teachers smell out plot against VC on his '9/11 book'
22 October, 2013
LAHORE: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) President Dr Ehsan Sharif has said the university teachers had been compelled to think whether there was a conspiracy behind sexual harassment case against PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran as the allegations have been levelled at the time of completion of Dr Kamran's new book on 9/11.
In a press statement issued on Monday, Dr Ehsan Sharif said the history proved that false propaganda was fanned to make controversial and challenge the credibility of personalities who unveiled nefarious designs of America.
He said Dr Kamran in his recent book had revealed that the conspiracy of 9/11 was home grown and prepared by US' secret agencies so that way might be paved to invade Muslim countries. He said that Punjab University had become a target of anti-state elements also because of Punjab University's initiative of facilitating Balochi students to remove their sense of deprivation.
He said this impression among PU teachers was also empowered by the fact that a woman had been appointed ombudsperson who had more than thirty-year long association with a specific educational institution which was under the influence of American Missionary and the relevant Act had been recently amended to facilitate her appointment.
Dr Ehsan Sharif said ASA member Khujista Rehan and Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran both had showed lack of confidence in the ombudsperson and it seemed that Mira Phailbus was not a law-conversant personality and was not measuring up the confidence of both the parties.
He requested the government to review its decision and appoint an impartial and law-knowing personality as ombudsperson to fulfil requirements of justice. He said strict action must be taken when the allegations proved true or false.
Dr Ehsan also lauded PU Syndicate for its decision of continuing proceedings in Khujista Rehan case and said that PU Syndicate was a high-powered statutory body of the varsity in which a representative of chief justice of Lahore High Court, two representatives of chancellor, one representative of speaker Punjab Assembly, one representative of Higher Education Commission, secretary Higher Education Department Punjab, secretary Finance Punjab, senior Dean of Punjab University and four elected members of university teachers.
He said that in this situation, influencing the Syndicate was out of question so the Syndicate must proceed in the said case. He said that any complainant also had the right to contact Honorable Court against any decision of the Syndicate.