DERA GHAZI KHAN – In the wake of the recent Islamia University Bahawalpur scandal, another unsettling incident has emerged from the academic sphere. A female student at Ghazi University in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, has come forward to accuse two professors of sexual harassment, sending shockwaves through the institution.
The allegations came to light when a video statement, in which the victim recounted her ordeal, gained traction on various social media platforms. The student has accused Dr. Zafar Wazir, one of the professors, of rape following the alleged administration of an intoxicating substance.
After Islamia University Bahawalpur, a new scandal of sexual assault has come to light in Deira Ghazi Khan University.
According to this sister, she was called to the office by University Senior professors and raped her, now they are blackmailing me and my younger sister, I… pic.twitter.com/Aw9chiH9qg
— Aqssss (@AqssssFajr) August 8, 2023
Promptly responding to the gravity of the situation, authorities have initiated legal proceedings. A case has been registered under section 376 at Gadai police station in Dera Ghazi Khan, targeting the two professors and an additional teacher implicated in the matter.
According to the First Information Report (FIR), the victim was reportedly enticed by her colleague and subsequently subjected to sexual assault by Dr. Zafar Wazeer. Furthermore, the FIR highlighted that Professor Khalid Khattak had allegedly resorted to intimidation tactics to engage in ‘illicit relations’ with the victim.
Law enforcement, upon formal registration of the case, has swung into action to apprehend the accused professors and the student involved. The situation has sparked a fervent search operation aimed at bringing the culprits to justice.
In response to the developing situation, the university’s spokesperson has acknowledged the incident as an older issue. The institution has taken decisive measures in response to the accusations, including the suspension of both accused teachers. Additionally, a departmental inquiry is presently underway to address the matter comprehensively.
This incident casts a shadow on the integrity of educational institutions and underscores the urgent need for stringent measures to combat sexual harassment within the academic sphere. As investigations continue, all eyes remain fixed on the unfolding situation at Ghazi University.
Look What Ghazi University Has to Say
یہ ویڈیو بیان اس وقت سوشل میڈیا پر یونیورسٹی کے ہی ان چند اساتذہ کی طرف سے اپنے مفادات کے لیے استعمال کیا جارہا ہے جن کے خلاف یونیورسٹی میں بدنظمی کےمعاملات پر انکوائریاں چل رہی ہیں۔
یہ ویڈیو ان کی طرف سے ایک ایسے موقع پر یونیورسٹی کی ساکھ کو خراب کرنے کے لیےوائرل کی گئی ہے2/3
— Ghazi University (@gudgkhan) August 7, 2023