Illegal campus opening scam: NAB arrests former registrar of Urdu University

Dr Fahimuddin accused of fraud, corruption 

Our Correspondent February 07, 2017

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Karachi, arrested on Tuesday the former Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology (Fuuast) registrar for his alleged involvement in the scam of opening an illegal sub-campus of the university in Lahore.

"Dr Fahimuddin was arrested during a raid in Karachi," said a source in the NAB. "We are also looking for a front man of the former Fuuast vice-chancellor Bashir Bugio who is still at large and raids are being conducted for his arrest."

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On Monday, NAB, Lahore arrested a former Fuuast vice-chancellor Zafar Iqbal during a raid in Lahore.

According to NAB sources, former VC Dr Zafar Iqbal, ex-registrar Dr Fahimuddin and director Naeem Amjad are accused of cheating the public, misuse of authority and obtaining pecuniary advantages through corrupt and dishonest means. The accused persons obtained illegal gratifications of Rs20 million through cash, cheques and drafts from time to time by the managing director of the Lahore sub-campus, Amjad, through their front man for opening of an illegal sub-campus of the university at Lahore.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.

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