LAHORE (INP): The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) management on Tuesday apologised for cancelling a scheduled talk by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Asad Umar.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe statement posted on the university website, titled \u2018Apology to Mr. Asad Umar from LUMS\u2019, has stated that the politician\u2019s talk was cancelled as it \u201cbreached agreed policy\u201d.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\u201cPosters not approved by the Office of Student Affairs were put up all over campus in which his event appeared to have been converted primarily into a political rather than educational event in breach of the agreed policy. It was therefore decided to cancel Mr. Asad Umar\u2019s speech,\u201d the statement says.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n"LUMS regrets the inconvenience caused to Mr. Asad Umar by the cancellation of the event. LUMS also recognises that it would have been preferable to contact Mr. Umar prior to the cancellation so as to clarify the nature of his speech. Mr. Asad Umar is welcome to come and speak on the LUMS campus at any time, albeit in accordance with our policies regarding public events."\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe talk had been sponsored by the university\u2019s Law and Politics Society, and the management said had been earlier approved as "permission was granted in accordance with LUMS long-standing policy that events on campus should be educational and follow a disciplined and rule governed approach in the pursuit of knowledge".\r\n\r\nThe PTI lawmaker had earlier tweeted about the cancellation of his talk.\r\n\r\nUmar said that those who wanted to listen to his talk should assemble at Lalik Chowk.