PIMS admin suspended nursing school head, students
ISLAMABAD, June 4(Dawn): Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims)
administration has suspended the principal and a teacher of a nursing school
along with seven students for committing violation of rules and regulations on
Friday night, sources informed.
However, Pims Executive Director Dr
Fazle Hadi claimed that the administration had suspended five Muslim and
Christian students besides the principal and a teacher.
He said an FIR
had been lodged with Margalla police station against unidentified people who
allegedly desecrated verses of 'Bismillah' and Dua for eating and drinking fixed
on the notice board of a classroom.
An inquiry into the incident is being
conducted by Prof Anwarul Haq, however, the suspension of seven people had been
carried out for their alleged violation of rules, he added.
director said the students of Jamia Hafza, who came to the school on Friday,
claimed that they were informed about the incident by two Muslims students who
asked them to visit the school.
However, one of the students was not
present at that time while the other denied Jamia Hafza students' claim, he
On the other hand, the college principal, Stella Lazir, said that the administration suspended 10 people, including sven Christian students,
without having any prove against them about the violation.
She said the
inquiry into the incident was still under progress and the move to suspend the
students, a teacher and principal was illegal.
She said about 75 per cent
of the students were Muslims and there was a strong possibility that 'outsiders'
were involved in the incident.
The suspended principal said the
desecration of holy verses occurred on May 17 during her absence as she was on
holiday from May 14 to 23.
The administration and the acting principal,
Irshad Begum, overlooked this issue probably because exams were being held in
the school at that time, she added.
Ms Lazir said she was informed about
the incident on May 27 and the next day she talked to the students about the