A representative image of corporal punishment. — Reuters/File
The school was fine Rs 25,000.
The victim suffered a fractured elbow.
The school will pay the treatment fees.

The registration of a private school in Korangi, Karachi, has been suspended after the teacher was found guilty of brutally beating up a class seven student.

The Directorate of Inspection and Registration of Private Institutions Sindh (DIRPIS) said in a statement on Wednesday that an inquiry committee set up on January 31, comprising DIRPIS officials, concluded that the teacher had committed an offence.

“The allegation of corporal punishment meted out to Abdul Rafaya by her class teacher Miss Hafsa resulting in a fractured elbow is correct,” the statement said, adding that it was a “serious breach” of condition’ 4(h)’ form’ B’ (Registration Certificate) and also “Sindh Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Act 2016”.

The objection was stop; by Muhammad Rizwan, the casualty’s dad, who had guaranteed that his child’s educator had dispensed flogging, which prompted the youngster to endure wounds and a broken elbow. Rizwan likewise recorded a First Episode report (FIR) concerning the occurrence.

After the incident was report, Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah took notice of the incident. They ordered an investigation, completed today and issued by Additional Director Directorate of Private Institutions Sindh Prof Rafia Mallah.

The team visited the school on Wednesday morning and found the complaint filed by the student’s father to be justified.

DIRPIS said on its Facebook page, “The case of violence against a student in a private school in Korangi/Sindh Education Department is close. Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah took notice of the incident and ordered an investigation.

The enlistment of the non-public school will be suspend, and the school will bear a fine of 25 thousand rupees and the clinical costs of the youngster. A three-part board of trustees of the Directorate of Non-public schools presented a report after a request.”

The statement also states: “in the exercise of the powers conferred on me under section 8 (1) Cancellation or suspension of a certificate of registration) “Private Educational Institutions (Regulation and Control) Regulations 2001 (Amended) Act 2003 and rules framed vide Notification No. SO(ACD-II)-9-6/2005 dated: September 20 2005, with immediate effect, the undersigned Competent Authority suspends the Certificate of Registration bearing No. DIR/PS/RECER/1-556 /2022, dated: 01-09-2022, issued in favor of “Al-Seher Academy Secondary School, O-232, Korangi-03, Karachi” until further orders,

Along with cancelling the schools, and registration, DIRPIS also instructed the school to bear all expenses associated with the students, treatment. The school was also fine Rs 25,000.

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