Taking notice of the sexual harassment complaint posted on social media by a female teacher against Tando Muhammad Khan, the Provincial Education Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah has instructed the Director Primary Girls Schools Hyderabad to conduct a transparent inquiry into the matter and submit the report within three days.

In a statement, the minister has said that he will personally monitor the case and if he found that the employee was guilty of sexual harassment, he would be getting fired from his job. “If this incident proves to be true, then there is no need for such wolves in our department,” he said, adding “I will not tolerate any such anti-woman attitudes”

Meanwhile, the Director Schools formed a three-member committee and issued suspension orders of the employee allegedly involved in sexual harassment. The notification reads; “With the approval of the competent authority Mr. IA*, Taluka Education Officer of Girls Primary Schools Tando Muhammad Khan is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect”

During the suspension period, the headquarter will be at the Directorate of Primary Girls Schools Hyderabad Region. The employee should ensure his attendance in the directorate. Furthermore, a committee comprising of one female education officer and two males would conduct an inquiry on the allegation leveled by a female teacher on social media. The committee is bound to submit its report with three days.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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