Islamia University BahawalpurIslamia University of Bahawalpur has announced that it will conduct drug test of all its employees including Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Athar Mehboob.
The report of Dawn newspaper, this decision has been taken in the background of the arrest of Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, the Chief Security Officer of the University.
Baghdad Al-Jadeed Police recovered ice, sex pills and objectionable videos of students and officials from the said official’s possession.
In a press release issued by the Public Relations Officer, Islamia University Bahawalpur claimed that the university, under the direction and guidelines of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), has adopted a zero-tolerance attitude towards drugs in the campuses.
After the arrest of the Chief Security Officer, the Vice-Chancellor decided to conduct blood tests on all employees, including himself, to identify drug peddlers.
Objectionable videos of university students and officials have also been recovered from the arrested chief security officer’s mobile phone, but it has not been told what steps the university has taken in this regard.
The press release added that the university registrar will ensure complete transparency in medical tests conducted by reputed laboratories.
The statement said that the Vice-Chancellor Islamia University Bahawalpur Prof. Dr. Athar Mehboob is discharging his duties and there is no truth in the baseless news of his arrest, adding that some miscreants are involved in the assassination of his VC.
Meanwhile, according to Police PRO Umar Salim, the local police obtained three-day physical remand of Ijaz Shah on Friday, the court was informed that more material is yet to be recovered from the accused.
It should be noted that according to the FIR registered on the complaint of Sub-Inspector Muhammad Afzal Nawaz of Bahawalpur’s Bagdad Al Jadeed police station, a car was signaled to stop at the police gate.
On seeing the police, the car driver tried to go back but the officers stopped the car. When the car was searched, 10 grams of ice and aphrodisiac were found in the possession of the accused.
The car driver introduced himself as Syed Ejaz Hussain Shah, Chief Security Officer of Islamia University Bahawalpur, a resident of Muhammadiyah Colony, Bahawalpur.