Students of BZU Lahore protests over campus recognition


LAHORE: A large number of students protested Monday against revoking affiliation of Bahauddin Zakariya University’s (BZU) alleged Lahore Campus with the main campus, located in Multan.


Protesters blocked the Kenal Road for all type of traffic for several hours. They demanded of the authorities to protect their two academic years already spent at what they claimed official campus of the famous university.

On the other hand, BZU Vice-Chancellor Dr Tahir Memon said there was no affiliation of the campus in question at the first place let alone talks of revoking the same.

Students had been paying heavy tuition fees for the last two years for the peace of mind that they were studying at a prestigious educational institution.

The scam came to fore last week when the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former vice-chancellor of BZU Khawaja Alqama for an alleged embezzlement of millions of rupees.

Protesting students were of the opinion that they did not have anything to do with the corruption scandal and sought accountability of their two academic years and money from the government.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the matter and directed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to launch a probe into it on priority basis. He also directed the commission to submit the inquiry report at the earliest.