Aaj English TV

Monday, June 24, 2024  
17 Dhul-Hijjah 1445  

GCU VC reacts to criticism over hosting Imran as chief guest

Says Imran Khan addressed to the students but they did not have control over his words

LAHORE: Government College University (GCU) Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi Tuesday reacted to criticism on him over an event in which PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the students.

The VC said that the event was organized by Punjab Information Technology board (PITB) with approval of Higher education department. He said Imran Khan addressed to the students but they did not have control over his words. He also said that the university forum was also available for other political leaders as well, pointing out that many political leaders in the past addressed the students.

The VC said that being in the territory of Punjab, they were also bound to accept the directions of the Punjab government.

He stated that the practice of inviting political leaders whether they were in the government or in the opposition was done in all universities across the world. The students also learn different political views and opinions from various political leaders, he added.

The reaction came after the GCU and its VC came under fire for hosting Imran Khan as the chief guest at an event titled “Taleem aur Hunar sath sath”.

Imran Khan in his address to the students used the same fiery language he often uses in his political gatherings everywhere.

For the latest news, follow us on Twitter @Aaj_Urdu. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

imran khan

punjab

pti chief

GCU