ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister's political secretary, Dr Asif Kirmani has demanded of the Aitchison College, Lahore for holding aninquiry into the incident in which his son got seriously injured.

In a letter addressed to the principal of Aitchison College dated November1, which was released to media on Wednesday, Dr Kirmani termed the incident 'criminal negligence and administrative failure of the institution', where another student seriously injured his son in the classroom.

According to Dr Asif Kirmani, his son Syed Aftab Saeed Kirmani, a student of class K-5M at junior school of Aitchison, was handed over to his mother in aserious injured condition at school on the morning of October 28. He said Aftab's mother found his son's right wrist covered with pressure bandage andrushed him to a hospital.

     

DrKirmani said a surgeon at Hameed Latif Hospital told him that Aftab willbe operated under general anesthesia as the wound laceration was very deep, bleeding and required immediate plastic surgery.  Aftab was later operated under general anesthesia at the said hospital and the treatment oflaceration of right wrist was performed in layers.

Giving details about the facts, Dr Kirmani said he came to know that on the day of unfortunate incidence, his son after attending the library period, went to washroom before the start of next class.  

On his return from the washroom, one unruly student named Fahar Bharwana, forcibly closed and kept pushing the classroom door from the inside ofclassroom thus forcibly obstructing the entry of Aftab into the classroom. Due to this continuous and forcible obstruction by Fahar, the glass of the door broke and pierced Aftab's right wrist that resulted indeep lacerated wound and profuse bleeding. He said that there was noclass teacher present at the time of injury and was later informed by the students.

Dr Kirmani said the class teacher took Aftab to the school dispensary andthen was sent to school hospital as the dispensary could not handle such serious injury.

He said it was irony of fate and height of criminal negligence and

irresponsibility that Aftab was sent to the school hospital with a school

van driver and no responsible staff member even bothered to accompany ableeding child, which he said, speaks volumes about the state of affairs atthe institution. 

He said Aftab had to miss his term exams due to the injury inflicted uponhim by an unruly student. DrKirmani said he met the acting principal onOctober 29th and was shocked to learn that he was totally ignorant aboutthis incidence. 

He expressed his disappointment that nobody from the school contacted him orhis wife to ask about the well being of their son and termed it a "classicexample of indifferent attitude". He said it was only after his meeting withthe acting principal that his wife received a phone call in the afternoon bythe class teacher inquiring after Aftab's health.

He said he also met the headmistress of junior section on October 30th and found it very disappointing to know that the parents of the unruly studentwere not summoned or notified about Aftab's injury caused at the hands oftheir son and no disciplinary action was taken against that student as yet.

Kirmani complained that the headmistress had been misinformed about the incident and the facts were being concealed in order to hush-up the matteras "the unruly student belongs to some so called influential public servantwhich does not impress me at all".  

He said it was the prime responsibility of the administration of the junior section to have called 1122 etc, in order to shift his bleeding son to some good hospital.

He mentioned that Aftab Kirmani comes of an educated, widely respected and historian family. His grandfather Syed Ahmed Saeed Kirmani senior advocate of the Supreme Court, presently 90 years of age, an old Muslim Leaguer whohas worked under the direct guidance of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah inPakistan movement and servedthis country as federal minister and ambassador. He was also electedpresident Lahore High Court Bar in the year 1980.  

In view of the seriousness of the matter, Dr Kirmani demanded of the

Principal of Aitchison College to hold a fair and free inquiry into the

incidence, summon the parents of the unruly student Fahar Bharwana, include him (DrKirmani) into the inquiry and his letter may be considered as hispreliminary statement for the inquiry.