By Zulfiqar Ahmad
ISLAMABAD, July 11: Principal Government Degree College Chitral Professor Masood Ahmed Khan on Saturday said he would initiate disciplinary action against any teacher of his college found involved in politics or writing columns for local newspapers.
Talking to this correspondent on phone from Chitral on Saturday night, he said he had been informed that some teachers of the college were also involved in mudslinging against Principal Langlands School and College Carey Schofield.
“Under the law, a government employee is not allowed to write for any newspaper…it is a clear-cut violation of rules and also they cannot take part in politics directly or indirectly,” he maintained.
“I have no idea whether any of the teachers are writing or not but under the rules they are supposed to stay away from such activities or controversies.”
“Being a government employee you cannot take part in politics [and] if there is an iota of truth that any teacher is involved in such kind of activities, they will have to face the consequence,” he declared.
Professor Khan, who is also the coordinating principal of all colleges in Chitral, said once he got an opportunity to visit the Langlands college on the orders of a local court and was impressed to see the educational environment of the institution under the leadership of Carey Schofield.
“I did not find even a single irregularity or complaint about her [and] if any teacher is doing politics on the name of the school at the behest of some cunning people who are also busy in a propaganda campaign against me, they will have to clarify their position,” he maintained.
Despite repeated attempts, KP minister for higher education Mushtaq Ghani could not be contacted for comments on the matter as his mobile phone was switched off.