This story is translated from news article of Daily Khabrain, 16 Dec,2020. Story by: Mr. Mehran Ajmal Khan.

Lahore: Head of Department Dr. Zafar Iqbal Butt rejected the proposal of implying the NTS Test for the induction of PhD students and prepared a question paper on his own .

48 out of 52 candidates were failed in his paper. The plan to induct his preferred students and friends on these seats was spot on.

Neglecting the faculty’s suggestion of taking the NTS test, he formulated a Department’s Test and prepared the question paper on his own without letting the Test Committee prepare it. He also took a positive response in favor of the idea of his question paper. The stage was set to bless his friends.

Chairman DPCC of Punjab University, Dr Anjum Naseem Sabri was notified of this scandal and said that he’s out of city at the moment and will immediately see to this matter when she reaches her office.

Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt
Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt

According to sources, HOD Dr. Zafar Iqbal Butt had advised his favorite candidates to leave the MCQ paper empty. These candidates were passed with flying marks after the test was conducted by solving these papers afterwards. All other candidates were failed.

The relations of the passing candidates with Dr. Butt are also fabulous and are as follows:

1. MS degree holder and Lecturer of department, Muhammad Adnan Abdul Jabbar. He was also previously selected for lectureship using recommendations of recruitment from other sources.

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2. MS degree holder and Mr. Butt’s nearest and dearest friend, Irfan Munir.

3. Director Sports in Sports Department, Hooria Hussain, who is also notorious for giving unfair benefits.

4. Son of a well-known personality and notorious for using recommendations, Badar Muhi-Ud-Din.

Only these 4 candidates were passed and finalised for coming for interview.Seems like a well elaborated plan.

According to sources, Chairman DPCC, Professor Dr Anjum Naseem Sabri had disqualified the candidates who passed their MS without any research thesis. However, Dr. Butt executed his well laid out plan by showing false consent of the Chairman DPCC.

He not only qualified the lecturer Mr. Adnan Abdul Jabbar and his close friend Irfan Munir, both of whom do not have any research thesis but also passed them by misusing his powers as the Head of Department.

It will be mentioned again that Mr. Adnan Abdul Jabbar was also appointed as Lecturer by using sources and recommendations previously.

There is also an interesting angle here.

According to the rules of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, those teachers who do not have the experience of supervising M.Phil research thesis are ineligible for supervising the research thesis for a PhD program.

The interesting thing is, HOD Sports Sciences, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Butt has never supervised any M.Phil research thesis. How will he supervise this PhD research thesis? This is another big question mark that needs answering.

Daily Khabrain story clips are below.

PU Sports Dept HOD Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt blue eyed candidates qualified for PHD 1
PU Sports Dept HOD Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt blue eyed candidates qualified for PHD 2
PU Sports Dept HOD Dr Zafar Iqbal Butt blue eyed candidates qualified for PHD 3

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