PU scandal: Inquiry committee finds Prof Baloch guilty, again

Home Secretary’s inquiry committee also finds Professor Baloch guilty of sexual harassment. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: An inquiry committee has found a suspended Punjab University (PU) professor guilty of sexual harassment.

The inquiry commission formed by the Home Secretary found that professor Iftikhar Baloch had sexually harassed a student and an administrator.

Professor Iftikhar Baloch, the principal of PU’s College of Earth and Environment Sciences was suspended by the Vice Chancellor on charges of sexual harassment.

The Punjab University had dismissed the professor in April after a four-member inquiry commission found him guilty of sexually harassing a PhD student and an administrator.

This however did not sit well with the Governor who pressured the chancellor of Punjab University and issued an ultimatum to the Vice Chancellor to restore the post of the professor. However, since the Governor can no longer ‘advise’ the Vice Chancellor after the 18th amendment, a second inquiry commission was formed by the Home Department of Punjab.

However, professor Baloch has denied the allegations.

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