Education official seeks action against male teachers over 'harassment'.

KOHAT -- The sub-divisional education officer (female) has demanded action against three male teachers under the Harassment at Workplace Act allegedly for hurling threats at her after she refused to revise a proposal for rationalisation of female primary schoolteachers.

In a letter addressed to the district education office (male), a copy of which is also available with Dawn, Ms Asifa said she had prepared a list of rationalisation of primary schoolteachers on Jan 13, 2021, which was approved by the DEO.

She said on Jan 26, when she was in the DEO office (female), the three male teachers from different schools threatened her of consequences if she did not revise the list.

In the letter also addressed to the directorate of education, she said the teachers were putting pressure on her through their cronies in the education department and in political circles.

She also warned of filing a defamation case against them for publishing a concocted story to defame her in a local newspaper if action was not taken against them.

When contacted, district education officer (female), Rizwana Liaquat, clarified that she had no knowledge of any such case. If the victim had any grievance she should have sent a complaint directly to her.

She, however, admitted that the accused male teachers were in her office when Ms...

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