LAHORE - The dope drama of Punjab University (PU) reached drop scene on Tuesday as two out of five female players submitted an application to the vice chancellor that they have not signed any application written to the Chief Minister regarding use of prohibited medicines.
The university spokesman said three out of six girls who did press conference were not university players instead they played for University of Lahore (UoL) in the recent inter-university competitions. Female rowing players, whose names have been mentioned in the application, have also denied charges of injections. PU players Fozia Perveen and Zoneera Liaqat, whose names with fake signatures have been used in the application to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, have said in their application to the vice chancellor and while talking to the media that their names had been misused with their fake signatures and they were not part of baseless application.
They said they had never been administered steroid medicines. In her application, Fouzia said that University Law College Lecturer Khujista Rehan instigated her to file an application. The students said that their names were also misused with forgery in the fire incident of sports hostel a few days back.
Moreover, PU player Quratul Ain also submitted an application to the vice chancellor that Aqsa Nawaz and Aqsa Rasheed pressurized her to file an application but she thwarted their plan which resulted in a minor clash. Later, Quratul Ain said both the girls did her fake signature on application and misused her name. She said that she had never taken any steroid for better performance. “Many times, Aqsa Nawaz asked her to join the UoL with the offer of handsome scholarship.”
On the other hand, the spokesman said three out of six girls who spoke at a press conference were not PU players instead they represented University of Lahore in the recent year’s HEC inter-university competitions. The university spokesman said that now there were clear evidences that who were behind the propaganda against Punjab University and its players.
He said that addressing the press conference, Aqsa Rasheed told media that she was treated in Mansoorah Hospital, which was being operated by Jamaat-e-Islami. The spokesman said it clearly proved Aqsa’s connections with the political elements who were against the administration. He said Bushra Mahmood’s admission was suspended in last December due to short attendance and there were many complaints regarding the behavior of these students on record.
In the office of PU spokesman, the female rowing players, whose names were mentioned in the application to the chief minister, gave interviews to City 42, Value TV and AbbTak news, they have never used injections and they were ready for dope test.
Meanwhile, PU vice chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran Tuesday constituted a three-member fact-finding committee to conduct thorough probe into the allegations for use of steroids by sports women.
He said that committee headed by PU registrar Prof Dr Amin Athar consists of Political Science Department chairperson Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid and Chief Medical Officer Dr Nauman Ahmad. The committee will conduct probe on day-to-day basis, if any allegation proved, strict action will be taken against guilty without succumbing to any kind of pressure, Mujahid warned.