LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday directed the Schools Department secretary to resolve a dispute over a teacher’s post in Jhang in one month and disposed of a petition against the cancellation of a transfer order. Petitioner Musarrat Yasmin had submitted that she was transferred to Chak Shumali School, Jhang, to replace a teacher named Fouzia, but her transfer was cancelled a few days later. She urged the court to declare the latter order illegal. During the course of the hearing, a representative of the Schools Department told the court that Yasmin had used connections to local MPA Yaqoob Sheikh to get her transfer orders while Fouzia deserved the appointment on merit.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2011.