Lahore: Punjab University CEES principal suspended
LAHORE: As reported by The News on Wednesday, Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) Principal Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch has been suspended on charges of being involved in harassing female staff of the varsity.
It is pertinent to mention here that Muslim Town police had registered two cases against Dr Baloch on Monday for allegedly sexually harassing and threatening two female staffers.
The notification regarding suspension of Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch was issued on Tuesday however it did not mention reason of his suspension.
According to a press release issued by the Punjab University (PU), on direction of the Syndicate, the vice chancellor has remove Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmed from the post of principal, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, with immediate effect.
“In accordance with the powers vested in him under section 15 (4) (vi) of the University of the Punjab Act 1973, the Vice Chancellor has further ordered to transfer Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch to the Institute of Geology. In accordance with the powers vested in him, the Vice Chancellor also suspends Prof Iftikhar Baloch till further orders”, the PU press release said.