Tariq Basheer Cheema denies son’s involvement in Bahawalpur university scandal

1690793460 Tariq Basheer Cheema denies sons involvement in Bahawalpur university scandal
Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research, Tariq Bashir Cheema addresses to media persons during press conference, in Islamabad on Friday, January 13, 2023. — PPI
Federal Minister for Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis, Tariq Bashir Cheema addresses to media individuals throughout press convention, in Islamabad on Friday, January 13, 2023. — PPI

Nationwide Meals Safety and Analysis Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema has expressed reservations in regards to the official inquiry being finished within the Islamia College Bahawalpur scandal.

Addressing a presser at his residence in Bahawalpur on Sunday, the politician denied the involvement of his son, Walidad Cheema, within the stated scandal, accusing his political opponents of defaming him.

Cheema demanded the formation of a fee comprising judges of a excessive courtroom to analyze the case which includes compromised movies a part of the scandal.

The senior politico, belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), conveyed his willingness to affix each inquiry committee together with his son, including he’ll expel Walidad from his home himself if any such defect is confirmed.

In the meantime, Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi stated the investigation of the college scandal has been accomplished, and people accountable might be severely punished. He additionally hinted at a judicial inquiry, if want be.

Islamia College Bahawalpur scandal

The matter of unlawful actions, together with the sale and use of medicine and prohibited medicines, was reported in Islamia College Bahawalpur this month.

Within the wake of the matter surfacing, police arrested the college’s chief safety officer, Ijaz Shah, a couple of days in the past, whereas the director of finance, Muhammad Abubakar, was arrested in June.

After forensics of the cellphones of each officers was accomplished, a complete report concerning the movies, chats and pictures discovered within the cell phone was despatched to CM Naqvi, whereas the varsity’s vice chancellor, Dr Athar Mehboob, wrote a letter to the provincial police chief declaring the circumstances towards his colleagues “false”.

He additionally demanded that an investigation committee, comprising senior officers, must be fashioned for a clear investigation into the case. People who find themselves afraid of the event of the college try to defame the college, he claimed within the letter.

Dr Mehboob asserted that there was no criminality within the college in his letter to Punjab’s inspector common.

The college additionally fashioned an inside committee to probe the matter forward of which each the suspects have additionally been suspended.

The college additionally introduced to conduct a drug check of all its workers, together with the VC himself — a choice taken as a result of arrest of its officers.

The IUB public relations division, in a press assertion, claimed that the college had adopted zero tolerance towards medication on its campus, as per the Greater Training Fee (HEC) directive and pointers.

The VC had later resigned from his put up.