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Govt springs into action after video of college clerk ‘humiliating’ student’s father in Matiari goes viral

The clerk refused to give him an admission form because he didn’t pay a bribe

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 7, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Oct 7, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The Sindh government has suspended a clerk for ‘humiliating’ a student’s father at Government Boys Degree College, New Saeedabad in Matiari.

Senior college clerk Janib Keerio was suspended after a video of him refusing to give the student’s father an admission form for the MA programme went viral on social media. The father reportedly refused to give him a bribe.

In the video, the man can be seen at the clerk’s feet, begging him for the form.

The Hyderabad director of colleges issued the notification on the night of October 6, saying that on the directives of the college education secretary, Keerio had been suspended. A three-member inquiry committee has also been formed to investigate the matter.

The college principal, Dr Nasruddin Sheikh, is also part of the committee. On Sunday, the team visited the college to record statements. The committee will submit a report in three to four days to the director of colleges.

The student’s father, who has been identified as Zafarullah Memon, however, is not coming forward to lodge a complaint. He is scared that his reporting Keerio will ensure that his son doesn’t get admission to the college.

PML-F MPA Nusrat Seher Abbasi told SAMAA TV that any parent seeing the video would find it heartbreaking. He is begging for his son’s education and his future, she said.

She said that the government taking notice of the incident isn’t enough. They need to fire such people to act as a deterrent to others, she explained. She said people aren’t afraid of acting like this because they know they will only be issued show cause notices or at most transferred to another school.

With additional reporting by Zohair Ali
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