Karachi: Principal booked for defrauding students
KARACHI: The principal of a private school situated in Manzoor Colony was booked on Thursday for defrauding the students about to appear in the matric exams.
The Baloch Colony police station received information on Thursday morning about a protest outside Ayesha Public School, said SHO Ghazanfar Ali Kazmi while talking to The News.
When police officials reached the spot they found around 21 students and their parents protesting against not being issued admit cards for board examination.
The police officials asked the school staff about the principal, Ayesha, but she was not present at her office.
The students alleged the principal had taken extra money from them for issuing admit cards but so far they had not materialised.
According to the students, a few months ago Ayesha while asking for examination fees from the students took Rs1,000 extra, claiming to issue them the admit cards earlier.
When after a few weeks the students began asking her about them, the principal gave them a run around without issuing admit cards.
As the students continued to protest, said SHO Kazmi, the city police chief Shahid Hayat Khan also reached the spot and gave a call to the officials of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK) who also arrived at the scene.
Hayat assured the protesting students of registering a case against Ayesha at the Baloch Colony police station under section 420 (fraud) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Meanwhile, the BSEK officials reassured the students of delivering their admit cards to them so they could appear in the ongoing board examination. The school principal is yet to be arrested.