BZU academic, registrar embroiled in yet another case
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By Our Staff Correspondent | 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
MULTAN: Alpa police registered a case against Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan`s registrar Malik Munir Husain, his brother and about 34 others for attacking the office of Institute of Social Sciences Director Dr Ishaq Fani, resorting to aerial firing and aiming a gun at him.

Involved in power politics at the campus, Dr Fani and Malik Munir Hussain have a history of filing complaints/cases against each other directly and indirectly. Both enjoy influence in administrative matters in their spheres and remain in the news over different controversies.

In his FIR lodged under various sections,including those of 7-ATA, Dr Fani alleged that he was sitting in his office on Monday when 24 nominated persons, including BZU Employees Welfare Association President Malik Safdar Hussain (brother of Munir), Secretary General Qamar Saeed,Malik Muhammad Asif (nephew of Munir), and others besides 12 unidentified persons carrying weapons and clubs stormed into his office and ransacked it. He said Safdar and Saeed asked him to leave the office at gunpoint while saying that he (Dr Fani) was a fake director. He said the suspects had forced him to leave the office and resorted to aerial firing.

`The suspects stopped the staff and faculty members from entering the office and harassed the students with aerial firing,` Dr Fani added.

He said Safdar asked the other suspects notto let anybody enter the office while the armed suspects hurled threats at him and other staff.

He said the suspects had attacked his office at the behestofthe registrar.

BZU Registrar Malik Munir said Dr Fani was against him as he had written three letters against his irregularities to the vice chancellor.

He alleged that Dr Fani had appointed his family members in distance learning department and paid them millions of rupees violating rules and regulations. Dr Fani was also involved in massive corruption and he would submit a presentation to the chief minister in this regard, Mr Munir alleged.

Dr Fani, who is also the chairman selection committee, said the suspects were forcing him for the promotion of registrar, his nephew, Mr Saeed and others out of the way.Malik Safdar said he along with four other people had visited to the office of Dr Fani to discuss some issues of the employees but Dr Fani asked him to leave the office and threatened that he would call the police. He said they had complained to the vice chancellor about Dr Fani`s misbehavior.

The BZU Employees Welfare Association observed strike and encircled the office of the vice chancellor in protest against the case and attitude of Dr Fani.

On other hand, employees of distance learning department, Institute Of Social Sciences and other departments protested the attack on Dr Fani. They demanded action against the suspects.

A delegation of the Academic Staff Association, led by its president Dr ImranSharif and General Secretary Dr Abdul Sattar Malik, paid a solidarity visit to the office of Dr Fani and assured him of their support.

Meanwhile, an application was submitted by Sohail Akhtar and Imran Akhtar (also two accused in the case lodged by Dr Fani) through their counsel, Tahir Riaz Qureshi, before the court of magistrate Muzamil Hussain for issuing a medicolegal certificate and for lodging a case against Dr Fani and others for attacking and injuring them as the police had refused to take any action on their application.

The magistrate ordered medical examination of both the applicants.

Involved in power politics at the campus, Dr Fani and Malik Munir Hussain have a history of filing complaints/cases against each other directly and indirectly.