MPA warns against intimidating Langlands School teachers

By Zulfiqar Ahmad

ISLAMABAD: Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Chitral Molana Hidayatur Rehman on Sunday warned Commissioner Malanak Division against threatening the protesting teachers of the Langlands School and College Chitral.

Talking to ChitralToday on telephone, he said Commissioner Malakand Division Riaz Khan Mahsud must not resort to intimidation against peaceful protesters who were fighting for their rights.

The JUI lawmaker said he was going to move a calling attention notice in the provincial assembly against the commissioner as he is misusing his authority to please some quarters in Chitral, including the British principal.

“The commissioner is a government employee and must not cross limits in a bid to prove his friendship with those whom he has been supporting for quite long.”

He said that protest was the constitutional right of teachers and no government official can intimidate or stop them.

He said that he was unaware that the teachers had been facing these issues for so long, adding now they have come forward with the demand that the foreigner principal should be removed, and his party stands by the teachers.

“I stand by the teachers – whether it’s a simple protest or a hunger strike for acceptance of their demand. If I’m not there, I’ve asked my workers to stand by the teachers,” he maintained.

He said state functionaries should avoid using force against the teachers or things would slip out of their hands, adding any attempt by the district admin under pressure from the commissioner to harass the teachers would have serious repercussions.

Also read: MNA rejects govt’s unilateral decision on Langlands School 

2 Replies to “MPA warns against intimidating Langlands School teachers”

  1. The response of our political leaders (MNA and MPA) is interesting. I bet that neither of them have ever bothered to visit and interact with the school administration, teachers and students. Suddenly they have woken up from sleep and realized that they also can do some politics on this issue. The issues highlighted by the teachers do not only exist in Langlands school but almost every school in Chitral have more of less the same issues whether its government owned or private. I would request our elected representatives to refrain from politicizing the issue and giving statements without investigating the matter. Better if they visit the school, discuss with the administration and try to resolve the issue.

  2. The true essence of modern education is democracy,where the self-esteem of an individual is respected but the british principal is bent upon imposing her own-will, violating basic human rights.It is said,” give respect and get respect”!!!

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