LAHORE - The Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT), in its inquiry report, has declared DCO Mianwali guilty of government officials and schoolteachers’ participation in a public meeting arranged by PML-N which was scheduled to be addressed by Punjab Chief Minister on January 08 this month, well-placed sources confided to The Nation on Thursday.
Sources said that CMIT had sent a report in this regard to Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.
As pre details, a public meeting was held in Mianwali wherein CM was expected to visit and address the masses and distribute cheques worth Rs. 26 million among 1,000 flood affectees families of the district. Though CM could not reach the venue to address the flood affectees due to bad weather but it was announced at the eleventh hour. District administration, keeping in view the least interest of the general public in gathering, directed heads of government schools and other public offices to ensure their presence at the meeting venue. When the CM could not reach the venue and meeting started after delay of two to three hours, some schoolteachers expressed their annoyance by telling the whole story to electronic media. The teachers not only introduced themselves but also complained about the delay of meeting. The same was aired by some private TV channels. It brought bad name to PML-N government since it has already been facing such allegations in the past.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formed a committee headed by Maj Shahnawaz (r) and Hamayun Akhter as its member to look into the matter and report. The CMIT team visited various schools in Mianwali and inquired about the presence of teachers on that specific day, besides recording statements of various officials and some common people.
Though teachers refused that they were not present at the public meeting during duty hours but video clips and their photos were with CMIT team.
Kh Amjad Saeed passes away
Prof Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed passed away on Thursday. His funeral prayer will be offered on Saturday as his children are currently in abroad.
In a condolence statement, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said that the country had faced an irreparable loss and it was not possible to fill his vacuum.
He said that Saeed was a legendary educational personality who established Institute of Business Administration and Hailey College of Banking and Finance.