An examiner was accused by a female student on Tuesday of harassing her and almost 80 other girls appearing in their intermediate exams at Bahria College, Islamabad. Saadat Bashir, who is a biology professor at Islamabad Model College for Boys has been sent by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education to invigilate the examination ongoing for three days. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has lent their support to name and shame the accused, demanding justice. She spoke against the examiner Saadat Bashir and said the man deserves to be named, shamed and made an example of.Also Read - Pakistan Minister Blames India For Sabotaging New Zealand Series, Claims Threatening Email Came From Unknown Device
After the female student who posted on her Facebook account about the shameful incident, 18 more students have come forward with testimonies, accusing Bashir of the same. The student mentioned she was groped twice by the examiner during her practical exam on May 24. “He twice touched me inappropriately during the exams,” she wrote. Also Read - SAARC Foreign Ministers Meet Stands Cancelled as Pakistan Wanted Taliban to Represent Afghanistan: Report
Have a look at the confessions of the victims:
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Mahira Khan on Wednesday retweeted testimonies by the students, who accused Bashir. “Name and shame this man! Shame on Sadat Bashir! Make an example out of him. May justice be served to all these brave girls and God knows how many before them,” Mahira wrote.
Check Mahira’s tweet here:
Not only Mahira Khan, but many other celebrities such as Mawra Hocane who is a Bahria College Alumni, Pakistan’s advocate for #MeToo Meesha Shafi have voiced their thoughts on the matter. In fact, Shafi was one of the first to address the issue, lauding the female student for sharing her horrific experience.
Take a look:
Meanwhile, Bahria College has lodged an official complaint to the board alleging harassment and misconduct on the part of the examiner. On the contrary, Saadat Bashir denied all the allegations, saying he had been mentally tortured and even threatened since the issue had gone viral.