The Punjab Ombdusperson has imposed fine of Rs 100,000 on Teacher Tanvir Ahmad besides order regarding cancellation of his all educational degrees for sexually abusing a student.
National University of Modern Languages cancelled MA degree, transcript and result of a teacher of a private college found guilty of sexual harassment.
The University took this decision in compliance of the orders of the Punjab Ombudsperson on complaint of a female student against sexual harassment.
Tanvir Ahmad, who was teaching English subject at a private college, was found guilty of sexually abusing a student. Initially, he forced the student for tuition at home, saying that she was weak in English and needed special class for improvement despite that she had already done her O levels.
The victim who had settled recently in Lahore from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was finally convinced by the teacher who later subjected her to sexual abuse. The victim family approached the college concerned for action against the teacher but in vain as the teacher was only removed of his office and no legal action against taken against him by the administration.
The family finally filed a complaint before the Punjab Ombudsperson, pleading that a teacher at a local private college had subjected their daughter to sexual abuse and ruined her life. The family asked the Punjab Ombudsperson Office to take action against the suspect. During the proceedings, the teacher confessed that he harassed the female student.
After hearing arguments of both sides, the Ombudsperson ordered the authorities concerned for cancellation of all educational degrees the convict had earned his life and ordered him to pay Rs 100,000 to the victim family.
The Ombudsperson Office also ordered the college administration to pay Rs 500,000 as fine for their failure to take any appropriate action against the convict.
It may be mentioned here that it is for the first time in judicial history that academic degrees of a rapist has been cancelled besides fine on him for committing the heinous crime.