LAHORE (PR) - The Punjab University spokesman has strongly rebuffed a news item published in daily TheNation regarding appointment of Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaqat Ali as acting vice chancellor of the University.

The spokesman clarified that Prof Ali was appointed acting vice chancellor in his capacity as the most senior dean of PU. “Prof Dr Haris Rasheed was appointed as Faculty of Sciences dean on May 25, 2011, while Prof Dr Liaqat Ali is working as dean since May 2005 and this is his third tenure as dean,” said the spokesman, adding that the reporter should have contacted any official concerned for verification in this regard before filing a misleading news item.