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Saturday, January 28, 2012

MIRPURKHAS Jan 28. Complete strike was observed in the city on the call of Nationalists parties here on Saturday. In morning armed unknown miscreants on bikes resorted heavy firing at different places in the city forcing the shopkeepers to put shut down their shutters. Miscreants also beated some shopkeepers near Jarwary Shakh, Pak colony, Hameed Pura colony, Hirabad etc while deployed police personnels did not intervene to stop the miscreants from damaging and torturing the shopkeepers. Panic remained prevail in the city whole day . Traffic was thin while transports were also stopped at their routs as result people faced hardships. All the petrol pumps and CNG service centers remained close in the city as result people faced difficulties for getting petrol and CNG gas for their bikes and vehicles. Some activists of nationalist parties have also burnt the tyres at M.A.Jinnah road and station road. Police were deployed at main chowk , roads and sensitive areas of the city to avert any untoward incident. Report received that strike was also observed at Digri , Jhuddo, Naokot and Kot Ghulam Mohammad.

MIRPURKHAS Jan 28. Deteriorated condition of Mir Sher Muhammad Talpure public school Mirpurkhas has forced the parents to shift their children to other private schools as number of students were decreasing as at this time about 95 boarding students were taking their education in the school, while in past about 265 boarding students had been acquired their education at a time from this school. Sources said that school condition had been deteriorated due to financial corruption and irregularities of principal of the school as Mohammad Azam Sahito was appointed as principal a year back by board of governor BOG of the school that was controversial as one of the candidate had gone in litigation. However during his one year tenure he was bound to increase quality education and standard of the school but unfortunately its condition was deteriorated due to alleged corruption and irregularities of principal . Sources said that Over ten staff of the school had yet allegedly been removed from their services on the base of different pretext even mostly staff had been issued show cause notices and explanations by the principal as result panic was created among the teachers even a day students of some class rooms had been boycotted the class rooms in protest of issuing baseless explaination to the teachers by the principal . Sources added that in 2010, above principal was allegedly removed from service as principal from Army public school district Dadu in charges of being involved in financial corruption . While in advertisement of inviting application for appointment of principal of Public school Mirpurkhas, candidate was bound to be aged above 35 years but at the time of his appointment as principal public school Mirpurkhas aged approximately 32 years, sources added. While sources revealed that there was bound to be principal with minimum experience of 15 years as teaching but all these rules were neglected by BOG of the school for his appointment even highly educated and having excess experiences candidates were neglected during appointment process of the school. Report said that district government Mirpurkhas had been provided grant RS 1 million to public school for maintenance of school campus , electrification and rehabilitation of the garden but unfortunately that grant was allegedly misappropriated  by principal who kept away the concerned purchased committee even himself allegedly made purchasing. Principal provided  report of utilization of funds to district government after which commissioner Mirpurkhas Ghulam Hussain Memon, as chairman of the BOG of above public school convened the meeting of BOG on Nov 29, 2011 in which decided to special audit of the utilization report of grant RS 1 million within 10 days, but no special audit of that report was yet made. Sources said that Bursar (state officer) Ahmed Nawaz Soomro of the public school had also been submitted his report to commissioner Mirpurkhas on Nov 17, 2011 regarding the corruption and irregularities committed by the principal Mohammad Azam Sahito. In his report , sources added that he mentioned that during last a year, above principal had been drawn advance salaries many times as result sofar he had been received advance over RS 15000. He complained that above principal had also been drawn through cheques amount over RS 50000 in different times as advances for purchasing of different items which again is the sign of corruption as in the presence of other staff he alone was purchasing and submitting the bills without any codel formalities. He said that grant RS 1 million by the district government was single handedly used by the principal for purchase of goods, neither members of the purchase committee was involved in it nor the quotations and tenders were invited. This grant money was used in Karachi even bills and quotation provided to accounts department was computer printed by the principal himself. He said that above principal has been using improperly vehicles of the school for personal purpose even over a week when he had taken the vehicle to his native city Khairpur.

He complained that school’s 30 years raw material (books and registers) had been sold by the principal in his absence.
He expressed that mess of the school had been famous for the messing standards and food items provided to the students but since 5 months many complaints of students were received about the quality and quantity of food. He said that about 10 school employees had yet been illegally removed from the services by the principal. He alleged that principal was not only involved in financial embezzlements but also misbehaving and abusing the employees. It may be recalled that due to above deteriorated condition of the public school Mirpurkhas parents were forced to shift their children to other private schools as result about 95 students were getting their education in lake of facilities. While students were reportedly deprived of medical facilities due to unfunction of the school’s dispensary.
When contacted commissioner Mirpurkhas also chairman of BOG of public school Mirpurkhas said that there was dispute between principal and Bursar (state officer) Ahmed Nawaz Soomro and denied of any corruption even added that all the short money had been paid and BOG of the school had been ordered the audit of the grant money of RS 1 million provided to public school Mirpurkhas.
When contacted for comments principal Mohammad Azam Sahito said that all the allegations leveled on him were baseless and fabricated and there was no any issue of the school as last BOG meeting had been resolved all the matters.

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