Agri University Attock Campus has finally been shifted to Rawalpindi , closing the doors for students to seek education near to their homes and putting them in great financial burden , specially female students will suffer a lot . Shifting of this campus to Rawalpindi has put the future of more than one hundred students at stake . This campus of Barani University was established in 2014 during the regime of PMLN and initially FSc Pre Agri classes were started without the approval of concerned authorities as this certificate program is yet not recognized by HEC and any intermediate and secondary board. Amid this controversy the campus was kept running without any direction . Former Federal Minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmad who claims that he got approval for establishment of this campus and also got approval for a full fledged university for which one thousand kanal land was procured and for construction of its new building one billion rupees were also approved , construction was also started bit with slow pace and still this the construction of this campus needs years to be completed as now the cost of the building needs revision.
When this campus was established the University high ups deputed a junior most faculty member as its head and ignored the seniors while non teaching staff was appointed with fulfilling the requirements of recruitment on merit. Even irregularities have been reported in purchase of land for this campus. Now after elapsing of five years the campus has been shifted to Rawalpindi , putting the students and their parents in great trouble. Advisor to Prime Minister Malik Amin Aslam had given assurance that this campus will not be shifted but to no avail.
Reportedly a large scale of irregularities have been done while purchasing land for this campus and to dig out the facts and fix responsibility an inquiry has been ordered on the special directives of Malik Amin Aslam who is advisor to Premier . . On the other hand Chairman Public Accounts Committee Syed Yawar Abbas Bokhari has expressed his annoyance over the closure of this campus and has directed VC Barani University Qamar u Zaman to furnish a detailed report in this regard as to why this campus was closed all of a sudden with out informing any one.
Registrar and PRO of the Barani university Aqeel Sultan and Kaleem when contacted for their version told newsmen that the Attock Campus had been shifted because of low number of students and non availability of proper facilities and infrastructure . The academic council has decided to shift the students of Sub Campus Attock to main campus till the completion of university new building , other allied facilities and hiring of proper faculty . On the other hand Former Federal Minister Sheikh Aftab Ahmad has strongly condemned the shifting of this campus to Rawalpindi and termed it unjustified .
He said that the university high ups must provide facilities to students rather shifting them to main campus . Why students to suffer the wrong doings of the university and HEC , he said. It is also worth mentioning that for this campus classrooms were provided by Govt Post Graduate College Attock with an agreement that when university will shift to any other place then these rooms will be handed over to the college but the Agri University failed to do this while shifting to Rawalpindi.