Education officer refutes corruption charges in court

KARACHI: The provincial authorities informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday that district education officer Syeda Nelofer Ali was removed from her post on corruption charges.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Muneb Akhtar was seized with the hearing of a petition filed by Nelofer who challenged the notification of education & literacy department regarding her removal from the post.

Assistant advocate general Sindh filed a reply of secretary education & literacy department in response to the court notice, submitting that district education officer was relieved of her duty on account of charges of mismanagement, indiscipline and corruption.

He stated that an enquiry into the allegations leveled against Nelofer was conducted, which revealed that she illegally allowed those persons to join their duties who managed fake and bogus appointment orders in 2012-13 in connivance with former directors of schools education.

Besides, it was stated that during her posting as assistant district education officer Keamari Town, she was found involved in misappropriation of SMC funds.

However, the petitioner Nelofer submitted in the petition that she was illegally removed from the post on July 08 as there was no enquiry, complaint or any other proceedings pending against her. She said that she was merely removed on basis of allegations.

She requested the court to declare notification of her removal from the post as illegal and direct provincial authorities to allow her to resume the charge of district education officer.

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