Five arrested for fraud on college students

FIA officials says they have received 11 complaints against the college.


Our Correspondents July 09, 2013
The college had been charging Rs1 million to Rs1.5 million from a student each seeking to pursue their higher education in Canada, says FIA Inspector. PHOTO: FILE

GUJRANWALA/ DASKA:


Three directors and two department chairmen of a private college in Daska were arrested on Tuesday on charges of Rs10 million fraud. Federal Investigation Agency officials said they had received 11 complaints against the college.


The team that made the arrests was headed by FIA Deputy Director Abdul Hafeez. Those arrested were identified as: college directors Iqbal Qazi, Mirza Waseem and Umar Jalil and chairmen Shahid Husain and Mudassar Husain.

FIA police Inspector Rana Shahid Habib said the private college was raided after several complaints were received against its administration. He said the college had been charging Rs1 million to Rs1.5 million from a student each seeking to pursue their higher education in Canada. Inspector Habib said the five arrested men had taken Rs10 million from several students.

Cases to be registered against Education Dept officials

The Gujranwala Region Anti Corruption Establishment Director Nasir Iqbal on Tuesday ordered that a case be registered against the district accounts officer and the deputy accounts officer for their alleged involvement in a Rs15 million corruption case.

Iqbal has also sought permission from the Punjab Anti Corruption Establishment director general to register a case against EDO Education Tariq Hameed Rathore in the same case.

Iqbal said that Rathore had allegedly issued Rs17.5m for the construction and repair of 34 higher secondary schools in the region. He said Rathore, the district accounts officer, the deputy accounts officer as well as the principals and headmasters of the schools, were involved in corruption.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.

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