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Committee to probe scholarship awarded to Shahbaz Gill’s spouse

Former particular assistant to prime minister on political communication Shahbaz Gill Dr Shahbaz Gill addressing a press convention in Islamabad on this undated photograph. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: An inquiry committee shall be investigating the allegations levelled in opposition to the spouse of PTI chief Shahbaz Gill for not finishing her college scholarship throughout the mandated time.

The instructions got here from Science and Know-how Minister Agha Hassan Baloch on Wednesday after it got here to gentle final month that the PTI chief’s spouse Izza Asad Rasool owed round Rs18.6 million to the Fee on Science and Know-how for Sustainable Improvement within the South (COMSATS) College, Islamabad.

The federal minister, in line with an announcement issued on this regard, has ordered the science and know-how ministry to kind a committee and embrace officers from the ministry in it.

The order comes after the varsity despatched particulars of the matter to the ministry. Baloch mentioned following the restoration of the funds, they might be used to coach underprivileged kids.

Background

A discover despatched to the spouse of the PTI chief final month from the varsity mentioned that it calls for the cost of official bills value $99,000 and Rs86,000, spent on account of tuition charges, dwelling allowance, and airfare.

In line with the discover, Rasool went to the US 11 years in the past in 2011 to pursue an MS resulting in PhD research within the discipline of Labour and Industrial Relations on the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (UIUC). The scholar was anticipated to finish the research by 2016, and are available again to Pakistan however she did not.

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Nevertheless, Rasool was not married to Gill — who’s an worker of the identical American college — on the time she left for her research however received married in December 2011.

The discover said that Rasool couldn’t full her research by the due date whereas she was additionally irregular in submitting her educational progress experiences, that are presupposed to be submitted each six months.

Furthermore, Izza neither utilized for the extension of her employment contract with COMSATS which expired on June 30, 2016 nor requested the extension in ex-Pakistan go away granted from August 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012.

The COMSATS additionally warned Rasool of responding to this discover inside 15 days or the college will provoke authorized and administrative motion in opposition to her.

It’s pertinent to say right here that Rasool has not returned to Pakistan ever since she left for the US. 

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