Pakistan: The ‘absent’ schoolteacher of Dulmial | Nabeel Anwar Dhakku

An official from the Education Department told Dawn that due to security concerns, the department is not able to reach a decision about Mr Hameed’s appointment. “He is vulnerable to security risks.”

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: Daily Dawn Pakistan
By Nabeel Anwar Dhakku | June 29, 2017

Malik Zahid Hameed has not been assigned a new duty station amid simmering communal tensions

CHAKWAL: When he chose teaching as his profession in 2002, Malik Zahid Hameed never thought that he would end up in such a bizarre situation.

But the schoolteacher, who is also an office-bearer of the local chapter of the Ahmadiya Jamaat, landed in hot water alongside other members of his community on December 12 last year, when an enraged mob stormed into their place of worship in Dulmial village.

Since then, Mr. Hameed remains “absent from his duty” as per the official record. But ironically, it is not he who is not performing his duties; it is his boss, the chief executive officer of the District Education Authority, who has yet to decide where Mr Hameed should be appointed, despite the lapse of seven months.
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