An invigilator was accused on Tuesday of harassing more than 80 female students appearing in their intermediate exams at Bahria College, Islamabad.
Saadat Bashir, who is a biology professor at Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sector H-9, had been sent by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) to invigilate the exam ongoing for three days.
The students accused Bashir of inappropriately touching and passing salacious remarks at them during their Biology practical exam.
Bahria College Principal Iqbal Javaid has acknowledged the reports and said that the matter has been reported to the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE). The college has been assured of strict action, he said.
One of the students posted on her Facebook account that she was groped twice by the examiner during her practical exam on May 24.
“He twice touched me inappropriately during the exams,” she said.
The student went on to add that the examiner had groped almost 80 students and passed sleazy comments at them.
On the contrary, Bashir denied the allegations, saying he had been mentally tortured and even threatened since the issue had gone viral.
“I might have bumped into someone in the lab where many students were performing dissection but that does not mean it was deliberate or I wanted to harass students”.
“I’m a struggling teacher with 12 years of experience and my family is in shock after this malicious campaign against me,” he claimed.