The Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) has admitted that the Multan regional office of the National Accountability Bureau was presently conducting an inquiry into the varsity affairs.
IUB Public Relations Officer Khalid Shehzad told The Truth Pursuit on Thursday that the probe into the affairs of varsity`s engineering branch development works done during the last five years was at an initial stage.
Quoting the NAB Multan PRO, he denied any IUB record was seized by the bureau. The concerned officials were appearing before NAB Multan authorities for the last three days in connection with the probe, he added.
Mr Shehzad said NAB`s PRO confirmed that a few days back he had released a press release regarding the IUB probe.
The PRO also denied that the IUB vice-chancellor had been barred from proceeding abroad because of the probe.
He said the IUB VC could not travel abroad as a member of a delegation comprising 15 vice-chancellors of public sector universities on a week-long UK visit because Punjab government revoked NOC issued to Punjab University VC Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran at the eleventh hour.