Saba Asghar Ali, Deputy Commissioner Narowal, suspended the principal and two instructors of the Government Girls High School on Thursday for allegedly forcing girls to dance to an Indian song at a public function.
According to reports, the local administration staged a ‘Jashan-e-Baharan’ festivity a few days ago in Shakargarh’s Naimat Stadium, where students performed a dance performance to welcome the key visitors.
The girls’ parents, civil society, and religious organizations were outraged when the video of the dance went viral on social media. A demonstration was organized in response to the incident, calling for the school principal to be punished.
Following the incident, Narowal Deputy Commissioner Parveen Waqar and two instructors, Hina and Farzana, were suspended.
Meanwhile, the local police station has acknowledged a complaint from the President of the Bar Young Lawyers’ Forum, Narowal.
According to the application, the occasion was planned by Assistant Commissioner Shakargarh Usman Akram, District Education Officer (DEO) Akhtar Mehmood, DEO Secondary Education Chaudhry Muhamad Iqbal, DEO Female Kulsoom Bajwa. While Deputy DEO Fouzia Anwar, and Assistant Education Officer (AEO) Ayesha Sultan are also included.