Gomal University closed for indefinite period

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Gandapur threatens VC of dire consequences

Amid a rift between Gomal University (GU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iftikhar Ahmad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government over an issue of division of assets between Gomal University and the newly established Agriculture University DI Khan, former federal minister Ali Amin Gandapur has allegedly threatened the VC of dire consequences and demanded his immediate resignation. The GU VC, in a letter available with APP, informed the KP governor regarding alleged life threats to him and his family from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and sought his directives.

Meanwhile, a syndicate meeting of the university closed the institution for an indefinite period due to law and order situation, while the VC wrote the District Police Officer (DPO) to lodge a first information report against Ali Amin Gandapur for “directly threatening him and interfering in university affairs”, besides providing him security. The VC, in the letter, complained to the governor that the ex-federal minister was intervening in the university’s affairs and provoking students being led by the ex-students as well against him and publicly supporting them by sending them “dinners and sound system for use in the university premises”.

The vice chancellor claimed that Gundapur, in a message sent to him on his whatsapp, asked him to resign while leveling allegations of causing damage to the university and the provincial government.—APP

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