FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, has expelled four students on charges of criticising the university administration on social media and misleading fellow students.

This was the second such action after the rustication of PhD student Kashan Haider in January last on charges of posting comments on Facebook against the Kissan Mela organised by the UAF in November 2015.

The fresh order issued on June 6 (three days ago) reads that “the disciplinary advisory committee has found Muhammad Isfandyar Javed of MSc (Hons) agronomy (2nd semester), Zubair Iqbal of MSc (Hons) plant breeding and genetics (2nd semester), Ghulam Jelani of MS management sciences (4th semester) and Umer Bilal of MSc horticulture (2nd semester) guilty of spreading undesirable comments/remarks against the university administration on social media, misleading and trapping the students community and defaming, damaging repute and bringing bad name to the university.”

The committee duly approved by the competent authority expelled three students permanently from spring 2016-17 and Umer Bilal for two years and asked them to vacate the hostels.

The penalised students have been allowed to file individual appeals to the vice chancellor within 30 days. They may also file review appeal(s) against the orders passed on their appeals.

Published in Dawn, June 10th, 2017

Opinion

A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well.

Editorial

Updated 24 May, 2022

Marching in May

MORE unrest. That is the forecast for the weeks ahead as the PTI formally proceeds with its planned march on...
24 May, 2022

Policy rate hike

THE State Bank has raised its policy rate by 150bps to 13.75pc, hoping that its latest monetary-tightening action...
24 May, 2022

Questionable campaign

OVER the past couple of days, a number of cases have been registered in different parts of the country against...
23 May, 2022

Defection rulings

By setting aside the existing law to prescribe their own solutions, the institutions haven't really solved the crisis at hand.
23 May, 2022

Spirit of the law

WOMEN’S right to inheritance is often galling for their male relatives in our patriarchal society. However, with...
23 May, 2022

Blaming others

BLAMING the nebulous ‘foreign hand’ for creating trouble within our borders is an age-old method used by the...