Rowdyism at F-10/4 college: Police take note but do not act
Islamabad, Sept 4: City police have booked PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel and 16 others for attacking and abusing teachers of a college on Wednesday when the accused had already lodged a cross version of the incident with the police.
Police said on Thursday that Amir Khan, brother of Mr Aqeel, had brought an injured person to the Shalimar police station and filed a report that teachers of the Government Boys College F-10/4 had caused the injuries during a fracas.
While the police sent the injured to its medico-legal adviser for examination for framing charges in the light of his report, the aggrieved teachers arrived at the police station and lodged their complaint that MNA Aqeel and his supporters had attacked them for refusing admission to a boy recommended by him.Teachers and students of the college observed a token strike to protest the attack allegedly led by the local MNA.
Meanwhile, a police source said that some senior police officers have directed the Shalimar police not to take action against the accused PML-N MNA and his associates, including brother Amir Khan.
"Officially police investigators are conducting raids at the house of the MNA and other places to arrest him, but in reality we are following the direction," the source said.
"We have directions not to take action against the MNA from our senior but have no idea who is directing them," he added.
The case against MNA Anjum Aqeel was registered by Prof Laiq Ali Khan of F-10/4 college. He stated that a personal assistant of the MNA, Sardar Aurangzaib, approached him when he was busy in a matter of admission in Class-XI.
Mr Aurangzaib asked him to admit in the class a student whose marks were below the merit. Prof Laiq advised him to approach the college principal.
MNA Aqeel, accompanied by over a dozen gunmen, also arrived in the meantime and attacked the professor who was discussing the admission matter with the principal. They punched the professor, hurled abuses and threatened him with dire consequences. Some other accomplices of the MNA besieged the principal's office, he added.
The group attacked the teachers who tried to rescue Prof Laiq Khan. It also ransacked the college, the complaint said. The Shalimar police registered the case under PPC sections 148, 149, 186, 353, 427 and 506.
The cross version complaint lodged by the MNA's brother, Amir Khan, stated that he along with another person went to college to help a student in getting admission. However, the college staff attacked and manhandled them. His companion suffered injuries and cuts when the college staff pushed him and he crashed into a glass door, Amir Khan alleged. Dawn
Lecturers end strike after being assured of action
Islamabad: Colleges lecturers of the Federal Capital called of their strike for three days on Thursday after the assurance of the Director General of Federal Directorate of Education that action would be taken against the alleged attackers led by MNA of PML-N Anjum Aqeel at the college.
The FG College Teachers Association (FGCTA) had decided to give a strike call and for this a meeting had been called to prepare a plan of action against the attack at the FG College for Men, F-10/4, and thrashing of professors after their refusal to give admission to a student who was not eligible for the admission.
The meeting of FG College Teachers Association (FGCTA) and the newly appointed Director General of Federal Directorate of Education, Shaista Peerzada, held who assured the lectures that their demands would be met, the President of FGCTA Prof. Qasim Masood said. "We have postponed the strike for three days on the request of the DG but after three days complete strike would be observed until the culprits are brought to justice", he added.
The association has also written a letter to PML-N Chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to take disciplinary action against the MNA.
The lecturers demanded immediate action against the MNA according to the FIR within three days, otherwise, complete strike would be observed in all the colleges. They also demanded that political interference in educational institutions should be ended.
Earlier, in the main colleges complete strike was observed whereas partial strike was observed in the colleges situated in the suburbs of the capital. The students staged protest demonstrations in the college premises and raised slogans against the attackers.
The lecturers wore black armbands and no classes were held but the association decided to resume the classes from Friday (Today) for three days. The teaching faculty would observe silent protest by wearing black armbands during classes.
One of the lecturers remarked, "It is an undeniable fact that teaching is a noble profession and the teachers are the nation builders but instead of saluting and benefiting for their contribution they have been manhandled. They have done this to save a vote but by doing this they have lost many of our votes". The nation
Students protest against PML-N lawmaker
Islamabad: The students of Federal Government College for Boys F-10/4 staged a strong protest demonstration against the ransacking of the college by PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan. National Assembly Standing Committee on Education Chairman Abid Sher Ali has directed education secretary to conduct a transparent inquiry into the matter.
According to details PML-N MNA Anjum Aqeel Khan on Wednesday misbehaved with the college teachers and ransacked FG College F-10/4 over admission of his relative.
The students holding different placards inscribed with slogans against the MNA. They demanded of him to tender resignation from his seat of the national assembly.
Talking to this agency, Abid Sher Ali said that the committee would investigate the matter and inquiry commission would be established in this regard.
He said he has directed the Secretary Education Abdur Rauf to investigate the matter transparently and present report to the committee. The newsYour Comments
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Govt school's principal held for corruption
Rawalpindi: The regional directorate of Anti-Corruption on Thursday arrested the principal of Government Islamia High School No-I, Liaquat Bagh, for taking bribe. According to the regional directorate officials, Jahangir Ahmed, principal of a private school, New Sir Syed Public Model School, Mera Naghrial, submitted an application to Director Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE), Rawalpindi Region, Muhammad Amin Khattak stating that he had submitted an application to Executive District Officer (EDO), Education, seeking extension in the period for registration of school. The EDO constituted a team for inspection of the school headed by Muhammad Iqbal Naeem, Principal of Government Islamia High School No I, Liaquat Bagh. During his visit to the school, Naeem demanded Rs 5,000 as bribe for recommending extension, which Jahangir unwillingly paid. Jahangir reported the matter to director ACE, Rawalpindi, who directed investigation officer Rab Nawaz Khan to conduct raid. The raid was conducted under the supervision of Civil Judge/Special Judicial Magistrate Syed Nazarat Ali. The team apprehended the principal and recovered Rs 5,000 from his front pocket. A case was registered against him under Section 161 of PPC and 5(2)47 PCA. Daily times
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Senators call for appointing FPSC chief
Islamabad: A Senate committee has asked the government to appoint chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) as the post was lying vacant for the last six months.
The demand was made during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, Inter-Provincial Coordination and Special Initiatives, which met at the Parliament House here on Thursday.
Senator Shahid Hassan Bugti presided over the session in which the lawmakers discussed in detail the working and performance of the Establishment Division and its attached departments.
They called for strict observance of the provincial and regional quotas in the recruitments. The committee also sought details from the Establishment Division about the quota observance in recent recruitments, with particular reference to the seats/posts allocated to smaller provinces.
It directed senior authorities of the Establishment Division to discontinue foreign trainings as such programmes were resulting in financial losses.
The senators suggested that training for the officers should be arranged locally and adequate funds should be provided to the institutes working for the training and capacity building of the officers in various grades/scales.
A number of senators expressed their dissatisfaction at the lack of facilities and poor management of the community centres established to facilitate the government employees.
They suggested that adequate funds should be allocated to improve the infrastructure and other facilities at these centres, which would not only attract government employees but also enable their use for commercial purposes.
The Senate committee recommended that the holiday homes established in different parts of the country should be closed immediately and the amount spent on them should be diverted towards improvement of the community centres.
A sub-committee was also constituted to visit various women hostels under the purview of the Staff Welfare Organisation. This body will give recommendations to improve the condition of the hostels. The sub-committee would be headed by Senator Saeeda Iqbal, with senators Najma Hameed, Kalsoom Perveen and Fauzia Fakharuz Zaman as its members.
The Thursday's meeting was attended senators Dr Khatu Mal, Saeeda Iqbal, Dr Safdar Ali Abbasi, Shirala Malik, Kalsoom Parveen, Mir Wali Mohammad Badini, Najma Hameed, Rahana Yahya Baloch, Fauzia Fakhuruz Zaman and Abdul Ghaffar, besides the secretary establishment. Dawn
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