Punjab Ombudsman Azam Suleman seeks report about an incident of torture on school girl

LAHORE: Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan has sought reports from the district education authority in Lahore and SP Cantt regarding departmental action on the viral video about the torture of a female student in a Lahore school.

In a statement issued here Wednesday, the spokesman said that DIG (Investigation) Lahore, ASP (Investigation) Lahore Cantt and chief executive officer (education) Lahore appeared before Ombudsman Azam Suleman Khan at his office on Monday and apprised him of the progress on the case.

The provincial ombudsman was told that the district education authority has set up a three-member committee under the district education officer (women elementary education) to investigate the matter and submit recommendations in three days. The meeting was also told that the education authority’s rules violation may result in the imposition of fines, suspension and other penalties against private educational institutions.

Ombudsman Punjab Major (R) Azam Suleman Khan directed that the education department and the police should jointly devise a coordinated strategy to prevent drug abuse among adolescent children. In this regard, the scope of the district intelligence committee could be expanded to control this social scourge. The advisor (coordination) of the ombudsman’s office would also devise recommendations regarding the prevention of drug use in schools, concluded the spokesman. TF REPORT

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