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Stakeholders higher education sector of Punjab have been taken by surprise by a news item published in an Urdu daily that claimed that the new PTI government, under Punjab Higher Education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun Sarfraz, has decided in principle to abolish the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC). The news item, however, proved fake when a clarification was issued by the minister’s office and PHEC.

Dr Zafar Mueen Nasar had been facing opposition from inside the varsity and HED Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani over alleged financial  irregularities

In a rather unexpected move on Friday, Punjab University’s (PU) Vice Chancellor Zafar Mueen Nasar tendered his resignation to the Punjab governor, apparently over the issue of the government asking the varsity to give away two kanals of its prime land to a religious organisation for building a seminary.