New record? PSF claims MNA Murad Saeed cleared three exams in an hour


PESHAWAR: Pakhtun Students Federation (PSF) claims Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Murad Saeed allegedly cleared three stalled papers in one hour and received his results on the same day at the University of Peshawar.

The MNA had failed to clear examinations for three courses, namely Remote Sensing, Introduction to Environmental Sciences and Ecology from semesters 5, 6 and 7 respectively. Saeed attended the UoP from 2005 to 2009 for Bachelors of Environmental Sciences.

The university administration allowed him to sit for the papers after a gap of over four years on March 2, and within an hour he had passed the exams with flying colours.

PSF activists protested against the alleged violation of SoP. While talking to The Express Tribune, PSF Provincial Secretary Information Muqarab Khan questioned how the university administration was able to conduct such an unprecedented examination and provide special treatment to a student who was not eligible. “The student has to first attend the classes and qualify for the assessment,” he added.

UoP Spokesperson Akhtar Amin told The Express Tribune the PTI MNA had failed one paper while the results of two were awaited. Speaking on behalf of Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Rasul Jan, Amin said the department concerned conducted the examination without prior approval, adding an enquiry committee has been formed and investigation is under way.

Meanwhile, UoP Environmental Sciences Department Chairman Shahida Zakir said the examinations were conducted under direct orders of Vice Chancellor Dr Rasul Jan.