PTI first, education second, complain Shujabad teachers

Published: November 25, 2011

Teachers, administration say PTI processions being held in schools is an unethical practice. PHOTO : NNI

SHUJABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) impact on young people has now reached the high school level — but not everyone is happy with a politically charged school climate.

Teachers and administrators of Shujabad have complained that the educational system has been disturbed due to processions taking place in the school grounds of government educational institutions, which, in their opinion, is an unethical practice. Teachers said that students were being distracted from their studies due to the PTI’s activities and rallies.

The situation came to a head after the PTI announced the organisation of one of a large procession inside the Government High School Shujabad.

Senior headmaster Raza Gulzar Muhayiuddin of Government High School Shujabad had initially refused to give permission to the district administration to carry out a PTI procession in their school, which was serving as the examination centre for intermediate supplementary exams at the time.

Senior officials of the school, who chose to remain anonymous, told The Express Tribune  that the district administration later pressurised the school authorities into granting permission for the procession.

DCO Zahid Akhtar visited the school after which Commissionaire Multan Khurram Ali Aagha granted the permission, officials said.

Reader Comments (17)

  • saeed
    Nov 25, 2011 - 5:57PM

    PTI asked for the permission and it was given by the district administration in this school..PTI did not asked for the school specifically..instead it was mentioned by the authorities that only this school ground can be used by PTI is they want to do any jalsa..strange from ET..

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  • Adeel Ahmed
    Nov 25, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Why Punjab Govt. emphasis to conduct rally in school ground instead ask PTI and provide them alternate? DCO is answerable.

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  • Ali
    Nov 25, 2011 - 7:13PM

    The problem is because of the few teachers who are supporting pml , PML is now entering in dirty politics because they paid cash money to the teachers to protest against granting permission.

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  • waqar
    Nov 25, 2011 - 7:35PM

    really PTI or PMLN should at least take off their poltiics from education. what’s the point in involiving students into your dirty potlics,

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  • Nov 25, 2011 - 8:10PM

    ET is so against Imran Khan… don’t know why!

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  • sobbiiaa
    Nov 25, 2011 - 9:30PM

    these activites are necessary too
    dnt blame pti for it rather put focus on 3rd class education system in govt schools

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  • on to pmln
    Nov 25, 2011 - 9:30PM

    It was made clear by pmln’s last rally that they pay teachers. 7th-8th grade students were present at that rally in school uniform and said they were forced to attend by their teachers. Therefore it is no surprise now that some ‘teachers’ are complaining about a PTI rally. It is sad that pmls’s badmaashi has influenced even school teachers.

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  • Bhatti
    Nov 25, 2011 - 9:33PM

    Be careful PTI/IK, politicising the youth is good but within some limits. I hope PTI takes care next time. For PTI education is still FIRST.

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  • Ali haider
    Nov 25, 2011 - 10:00PM

    IK is the best

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  • moeed
    Nov 25, 2011 - 11:10PM

    cmon guys can we have atleast some sense and sanity here what difference will one day make in the studies of young children what kind of headmaster and other administrator of the school are and yah atleast they are not forcing them to participate in the jalsa just like our dear pml n

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  • Arsalan
    Nov 26, 2011 - 1:01AM

    This article is written in convoluted language and doesnt clarify what actually happened. Anyhow, PTI should know better than to use schools for rallies and/or processions.

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  • fahim
    Nov 26, 2011 - 1:08AM

    What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things

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  • DAKU!
    Nov 26, 2011 - 2:20AM

    The Jalsa is at 4pm. I don’t know what’s the big deal.

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  • Sohail noon
    Nov 26, 2011 - 3:43AM

    No need to do jalsa in shujabad cuz its nt based on any party it depends on the canidate!!

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  • PTI supporter
    Nov 26, 2011 - 4:16AM

    This will be best thing to happen to Shujabad, we salute the people and students, and hope you support the revolution

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  • M.A.S
    Nov 26, 2011 - 9:47AM

    PTI is also campaigning to vote for the party, not the candidate.

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  • zeeshan
    Dec 14, 2011 - 3:57PM

    I Love IK

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