Another Gomal University teacher fired for harassing students

By: News Desk      Published: 05:57 PM, 20 Jan, 2021
Another Gomal University teacher fired for harassing students

Another teacher at Dera Ismael Khan’s Gomal University was relieved of his service on Wednesday after he was declared guilty by an inquiry committee formed to probe sexual harassment charges against him, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Muhammad Zubair was an assistant professor at the Department of Political Sciences.

According to the notification, the decision to terminate the services of Zubair was taken at Syndicate’s 106th meeting after allegations against him of harassing his students were proved in the inquiry report. 

Earlier, in June 2020, Professor Dr Salahuddin of the Department of Islamic Studies and Arabic had been dismissed from service.

The professor, who was allegedly involved in sexual harassment of students, had tendered resignation from service earlier in February the same year. 

The dismissal would be counted from the date of his resignation as punishment. The university notification issued in this regard said: “ The dismissal is imposed as punishment on proof of his involvement in sexual harassment activities under the provision contained in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities Act 2012 (amended up to date wide clause 23(2)(m-i).”

Professor Dr Salahuddin was found guilty of sexually harassing his students. He had been caught red-handed by an anchor of a television channel and the report went viral on mainstream as well as social media forcing him to tender resignation from service.

The professor, who was allegedly having cordial ties with the previous administration of the university and was also having political influence, was arrested for his immoral acts in March this year. He was, however, released soon.