Anti-Corruption Establishment Multan region caught on Tuesday a police constable who is accused of embezzling cash worth millions in a big financial scam of Multan's history. The arrested constable is identified as Bakhtawar.

Sources said that the scam known as Madad Committee Scandal was unearthed in 2003 in which the prime accused Tahir Sharif looted millions of rupees from the people by befooling them. Sources added that some police officials also misappropriated millions as they arrested Tahir Sharif and recovered money which was later on misappropriated.

Meanwhile, Anti-Corruption department arrested a former ASI Mukhtar Ameen, who is allegedly involved in a two-year old constables' bogus recruitment case. Earlier, some other constables and clerks had also been arrested in the same case but no senior officer was caught by the anti-corruption department in this case. Sources said that the inquiry committee also failed to pinpoint senior officers responsible for the bogus recruitment.

PCGA UNOPPOSED ELECTION: All the three top officer bearers---Chairman and two Vice Chairmen---of Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) have won election to their respective offices unopposed. A PCGA spokesman announced on Tuesday that Shahzad Khan got elected as Chairman, Malik Sarfaraz Nazim Vice Chairman Punjab and Gurdari Laal Vice Chairman Sindh.

Addressing a news conference here after the election, the newly elected Chairman Shahzad khan said that the PCGA had informed all concerned officials and members of government about fake and substandard seeds but no action was taken so far. He hoped that two Pakistani firms would soon sign an agreement with Australia to import high quality seed.

Speaking on this occasion, former Chairmen Mukhtar Baloch, Aman Ullah Qureshi and Hafiz Anwar said that those talking about low yield were propagating a wrong idea. They hoped that the total number of cotton bales this year would surpass the mark of 12 million. They suggested to the ginners to keep eye on national and international rates of cottonseed before going for purchase. They demanded the government to take notice of low yield in Faisalabad, Jhang, Sahiwal and other adjoining areas due to poor quality seed and make arrangements for supply of good quality certified seeds. They also demanded the government not to include line losses of Wapda into the electricity bill of the ginning industry.

BZU Vehari Campus inaugurated

Bahauddin Zakiriya University Vice chancellor Dr Syed Khuwaja Alquma inaugurated BZU Vehari Campus here the other day.

BZU Vehari Campus Director Dr Nisar, MNA Tahir Iqbal MPA Mian Saqib Khursheed and large number of people of the district attended the ceremony.

Addressing the participants, the BZU VC said that said that the progress of University, campus in this less privileged and remote area has been tremendous. He described the inauguration of Vehari campus as a momentous and historic event.

The VC urged politicians not to interfere in the appointment of staff at Vehari campus.

Dr Alquma disclosed that the camps project was being started with an amount of Rs2 billion. He said that 15 acres of land has been allotted for the Vehari campus by the Punjab government and construction work has been started.

He said that classes are being started in the building of Model School Vehari and soon would be shifted to its own building.

Speaking on the occasion, BZU Vehari Campus Director Dr Nisar said that four departments included LLB three years programme for graduate level, five years programme for intermediate level, Psychology, Economics and Math have been initiated.

Addressing on the occasion, MNA Tahir Iqbal said that BZU Campus in Vehari would be beneficial for the students of the area to get higher education at their doorstep. MPA Mian Saqib Khursheed said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had approved Vehari BZU Campus on his request.