Senate body wants judicial commission to probe varsity scandal

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training Thursday decided to approach Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) requesting him to constitute a commission to probe into the Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) drugs and video scandal issue.

The committee that met with Irfanul Haque Siddiqui in the chair decided to address the matter by writing a letter to the LHC chief justice, urging the constitution of a judicial commission to conduct a thorough inquiry.

The IUB vice chancellor briefed the Senate body regarding concerning issues of drug sales, scandals, exploitation and dissemination of obscene material involving students and teachers on Campus.

He informed the committee about ongoing investigations by the Punjab Higher Education Department and a special inquiry committee established by the CM Punjab.

Notably, three university officers were in police custody for their involvement in illegal contraband drug possession, the committee briefed. The matter of harassment and obscene videos was still under investigation.

In light of the gravity of the issues, Senator Siddiqui remarked that this has the potential to not only disrupt education but also affect the lives of female students.

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