The University of Agriculture Faisalabad has expelled one of its gold medalist students who criticized a musical event organised by the university in his Facebook post.

According to a private TV channel report, Syed Kashan Haider Gilani, a PhD student, received university notice, stating that he is being expelled for “defaming the university image” through an act of “indiscipline and misconduct.” The student was expelled for “defaming university image on programs arranged in connection with Kissan Mela 2015, spreading wrong information, misleading student community on social media, showing disrespect to the university and its administration, initiating an undesirable/unwanted debate about programs on social media, damaging repute and bringing bad name to the university,” according to a notice issued to him. Last week, the student was directed to present his written and verbal explanation before a disciplinary committee that decided about Gilani’s fate.