11-year-old drowns during swimming competition in Lahore

Sixth grade student not provided with immediate medical assistance.


Web Desk June 05, 2013
Sixth grade student not provided with immediate medical assistance.

LAHORE: An 11-year-old drowned during a swimming competition at a private school in Lahore, Express News reported on Wednesday.

According to initial details, the sixth grade student was not provided with immediate medical assistance.

The parents of the child were reportedly not allowed to see their son - after the incident - for around an hour.

It was also reported that the members of the school administration tried to provide aid to the child themselves.

COMMENTS (42)

Abid P. Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

@A Pakistani: "Dear all Private schools, When you charge ‘private fees’ of your demand, you should at the very least, provide proper facilities…" . Demand for education but not necessarily real education even fake can do, is so pressing that the parents are ready to give their right arm. Is any future reform of school system going to effectively revamp it totally, I think not? . In 50's a term "Education Industry" gained currency. One more industry for making lots and lots of money. Spending some money on image-making while cutting corners regarding facilities etc becomes their major attribute. . One of the Education Moghuls is sitting in the leadership of the maverick political party (if I am not misinformed), why on earth would he let the golden goose be slaughtered? Remember ZAB' practical jokes on the nation? Reforms? . With little or no governmental control these "corporations" may not look as brash as the textile industry at SITE or in Dhaka but the governing principle is the same. One should be thankful that these facilities have not faced any catastrophe on a larger scale.

Saqi | 8 years ago | Reply

Cheif justice should ask principle of butcher shop to appear before court and should be hanged. Private schools only making money in pakistan.

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