Five education officials suspended for corporal punishment

LAHORE:May 29:School Education Department (SED) Punjab has suspended services of Ehsan Malik holding additional charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer of District Education Authority Lahore, Ms Tayyaba Butt Dy. DEO (secondary education), Ms Naghmana Irshad headmistress and two SST namely Rehana Kauser and Bushra Tufail. These orders have been issued in connection with an incident of corporal punishment which occurred at City District Government Girls High School, Factory Area, Shahdara recently. A 9th grade student Ms Fajar Noor, d/o Muhammad Akbar, was inflicted corporal punishment by two SST Rehana Kauser and Bushra Tufail who also took her to the top floor and pushed her down. The headmistress Naghmana Irshad, Tayyaba Butt DEO (SE) as well as Ehsan Malik didn’t report the matter to the higher authorities and rather tried to cover it up. Secretary SED Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik and Special Secretary Rana Hasan Akhtar Khan, on hearing the incident, immediately rushed to the hospital. They inquired after the student, got details of the unfortunate incident from her and assured her family that justice would be ensured in this case. Taking to The News, Dr AB Malik said the condition of the student was now out of danger after three major surgeries. He said the incident happened two days before the summer vacation, on May 23, and was not reported to authorities owing to which the officials were suspended. He said FIR had already been registered in Factory Area police station against the teachers who pushed the girl student down. The news. The chief minister has taken a serious notice of the issue and on his directions, suspension orders have been issued. Secretary Schools as well as Secretary Health have also been directed to ensure proper treatment of the injured student.The news.

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