Aitchison principal withdraws resignation


LAHORE: Aitchison College Principal Michael Thompson on Thursday withdrew his resignation from the position after meeting Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar.

Thompson had earlier resigned from his position following a controversy over readmission of a senior school student who is the son of a former parliamentarian, Kashmala Tariq.

The controversy began in April this year when 12 students, including Kashmala’s son Azlan Khan, were involved in a scuffle during mock exams for O-levels. Taking disciplinary action, the school decided that all 12 boys would not be allowed admission to A-levels.

However, when the school reopened after the summer holidays, it was reportedly revealed that out of the 12 boys, only Azlan had been refused admission to the next class.

Kashmala Tariq, who is currently serving as the federal ombudsperson for protection against harassment of women at the workplaces, denied she had influenced the governor for action against the principal. She said that she had filed a complaint with Governor Sarwar soon after he took oath on Friday.

Commenting on Thompson’s resignation, Kashmala said that the principal was trying to give a political colour to the issue whereas she was only seeking justice for her son.


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