BZU students stage demo for HEC approval
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By Our Staff Reporter | 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
LAHORE: Students of Bahauddin Zakriya University, Lahore campus, on Monday held a demonstration on the Canal Road demanding affiliation of their campus with the Higher Education Commission.

The protesters blocked Canal Road at Muslim Town for several hours causing a great deal of inconvenience to motorists. Police high-ups tried to persuade the protesting students to clear the road.

Holding placards and banners, the students said the varsity administration charged hefty fee from them for different disciplines but the campus was not legal because it was not affiliated with the HEC. They urged the respective authorities to protect their two academic years and get the campus affiliated with the HEC.

Recently, the National Accountability Bureau has arrested BZU Multan former vice chancellor Khwaja Algama and Lahore Campus Director Hamza Munir on charges of misuse of authority and cheating the public at large by opening a subcampus of the varsity in Lahore illegally.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the matter and sought a report from the HEC, a brief statement issued from the PM office said on Monday.