Invigilator accused of harassing 'over 80 female students' at Bahria College

The alleged victims narration of their ordeal on social media has since gone viral


Asma Ghani May 29, 2018
The alleged victims narration of their ordeal on social media has since gone viral. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: An invigilator was accused on Tuesday of harassing more than 80 female students appearing in their intermediate exams at Bahria College, Islamabad.

Saadat Bashir, who is a biology professor at Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sector H-9, had been sent by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) to invigilate the exam ongoing for three days.

The students accused Bashir of inappropriately touching and passing salacious remarks at them during their Biology practical exam.

One of the students posted on her Facebook account that she was groped twice by the examiner during her practical exam on May 24.

“He twice touched me inappropriately during the exams," she said.

The student went on to add that the examiner had groped almost 80 students and passed sleazy comments at them.

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The victims, she added, refrained from lodging a complaint against the invigilator earlier as he kept threatening to deduct their marks.

Meanwhile, the college has lodged an official complaint to the board alleging harassment and misconduct on the part of the invigilator.

“We have received a complaint today and are looking into it to dig out facts by holding an inquiry”, an official privy to the development told The Express Tribune.

On the contrary, Bashir denied the allegations, saying he had been mentally tortured and even threatened since the issue had gone viral.

“I might have bumped into someone in the lab where many students were performing dissection but that does not mean it was deliberate or I wanted to harass students”.

"I’m a struggling teacher with 12 years of experience and my family is in shock after this malicious campaign against me," he claimed.

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