The students of the Girls’ College, Quetta Cantonment, scuffled with the administration and the staff, including the college principal, here on Saturday when their demand for taking action against a driver of the college bus was turned down.
Some students of the Government Girls’ College, Cantt, had asked the principal to dismiss the driver, who was blamed for misbehaving with them. The principal of the institution, Miss Shagufta, refused to do so. This triggered resentment and the girls boycotted the classes, went to the roof of the college building from where they chanted slogans against the administration and the principal of the college.
The protest turned violent when the police stopped some girls, who attempted to climb over the gate and let the media teams come into the college to cover the incident.
Some of the girls opposed the protest, saying certain girls, who neither pay attention to their studies nor allow others to do so in a peaceful environment, were spoiling the situation.
They observed that the handful of miscreants, besides hatching conspiracies against the principal, always created obstacles for the college administration.
Later, Education Minister Tahir Mahmood arrived at the college premises, listened to the stance of the girls and dismissed the bus driver.
He also announced to set up a three-member committee, comprising Minister Quality Education Jan Ali Changezi, Prosecution Minister Rahila Durrani and himself to probe into the matter. The college has been closed for four days.