Punjab University has officially appointed Engr. Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar as Vice President (VC). He has replaced Asghar Zaidi, who was appointed in November 2022.
Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar boasts of over 30 years of experience. During his career, he served as Vice President of Pakistan Engineering Council, VC Information Technology University, and Chancellor of National Textile University.
He has also served as VC University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila and Sahiwal University. He has also served as VC Punjab University in the past.
In recognition of his contribution to the field of Engineering and Technology, Engr. Niaz Ahmad was commissioned with Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2015.
On the other hand, the Academic Staff Association (ASA) has expressed serious reservations about the appointment of Dr. Niaz Ahmad as VC of the university.
They alleged that Dr. Niaz Ahmad has been illegally appointed as VC. They threatened to protest and go to court against the appointment.