College Principal among 4 FDE staff found guilty of harassment of daily wage teachers

Inquiry report recommends immediate removal of college principal, others from present positions

ISLAMABAD  -  The inquiry committee formed to probe into the harassment allegations, has recommended immediate removal of four of­ficials of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) including the principal of the college after they were found guilty of ha­rassment of daily wage teachers at an Islamabad’s F-7/3 college, it has been learnt reliably.

The inquiry report on alleged harassment of daily wage teach­ers at the Islamabad Model Col­lege for Boys, Islamabad rec­ommended immediate removal of Principal IMCB F-7/3 Islam­abad, Aftab Tariq; Headmistress IMCB F-7/3 Islamabad, Ms. Umm e Rubab; Acting Principal IMCB F-7/3 Islamabad, Mateen Ahmed; and Ex-DDO IMCB F-7/3 Islamabad, Ms. Khalida Asif.

According to a letter writ­ten by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Islamabad to the Di­rector General FDE, on March 19, 2024, the inquiry commit­tee observed that the charges of harassment against the four accused officers have been es­tablished. 

The committee recommend­ed that the said officers should not continue on their present positions/ given any position of authority in the future.

The inquiry committee also asked the Director General FDE to take further necessary action against the officers and submit the compliance report to the higher authorities within the stipulated time.

In 2020, the FDE had notified the formation of an anti-harass­ment and anti-bullying commit­tee for each Islamabad-based educational institution to pre­vent and counteract any form of harassment, bullying and physi­cal abuse.

According to the notification issued by the then FDE Director General, the head of each insti­tution will be the convener of the committee while the deputy head and the area education of­ficer will be its members.

The committee is supposed to ensure the adoption and imple­mentation of prevention and re­sponse strategies while broad­ening its scope to transforming trends, including cyber harass­ment, bullying or abuse to and from students.

Head of institution to be con­vener, deputy head and area ed­ucation officer to be members of committee, according to the FDE notification but in this case, the principal and the other high positions at the college were themselves accused of the ha­rassment.

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