LAHORE (September 27, 2018): Provincial Schools Education Murad Raas has directed immediate arrest of principal of a private school namely Shafiq Awan who badly tortured a minor student of fourth class Muhammad Usman.
The minister directed the Deputy Commissioner Chakwal for the immediate arrest of the accused a video of the torture went viral on social media. An FIR was registered against the accused on the direction of the minister. Raids are being conducted for the arrest of the accused, however, he is still at large as he managed to escape from the school after getting information of arrest, said a police official.
The minister also directed to provide best treatment facilities to the student and directed EDO (Education) to ensure strict implementation on the ban of corporal punishment. He condemned the incident and said those who involved in torturing the minor students were not human being.
Separately, the education minister also took action of a news item regarding taking office work from the students of Govt. High School Awan Town Lahore and directed EDO Education to visit the school and submit report immediately. He said that child labour was unbearable act.
The minister also expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death children due to blast of cylinder in a van in Muzaffargarh. He extended sympathies with the bereaved families. He said that gas cylinders should be removed from school vans. Earlier, he contacted ADCG Muzaffargarh Asif Rehman directed him to register FIR against the responsible persons.