BUREWALA

Police booked 30 people including two teachers on the complaint of headmistress of Government Girls High School Satellite Town.

Raheela Semaab said in her complaint that a centre for intermediate examinations was set up in the school amidst the imposition of Article 144. Meanwhile, she said, two schoolteachers Zanobia Marry and Naveeda Rehman came there and misbehaved with her. Later, she added, they called almost 30 accomplices including Ayub Joyia, Ramzan, Habibur Rehman who were carrying bottles filled with petrol. She added that they damaged the school furniture, threatened her and other staff and forced the students to take to the streets. City police registered a case under section 341, 452, 506, 148, 149 PPC and started investigation.

Meanwhile dozens of students of ninth class alleged that their teachers had called them for summer camp set up in the school but the headmistress didn’t allow them to enter the school.

Notably, hundreds of students of the school and their parents earlier protested against the headmistress for her alleged misconduct and immoral activities, at Fawara Chowk Lahore Road. They also blocked the road and chanted slogans against her. EDO Education Mukhtar Ahmad Chawan reached the spot, suspended the headmistress and reinstated the two teachers on the High Court orders. Moreover, the DCO of Vehari formed a five-member inquiry committee to probe the matter but she managed to stop her suspension announced by the EDO.

Ombudsman regional office starts functioning:  The Punjab Ombudsman has established regional office at circuit house Vehari to facilitate the people of the district and address their grievances against the different government departments.

According to Adviser to Punjab Ombudsman Razzaq Nawaz, the regional office of the Punjab Ombudsman has started functioning at Circuit House Vehari temporarily. He urged the people file their complaints against provincial departments along with a copy of CNIC and affidavit. He said that the Punjab government was striving hard to provide justice to people at their doorsteps.