SSP Shehla Qureshi among missing lecturers as Education Dept loses records

Shehla Raza Qureshi is currently posted as SSP Investigation Central. Source: FILE

KARACHI: The records of lectures (Grade 17) of the College Education Department have reportedly been lost, it has been revealed.

The College Education Department has written a letter to the Director General Colleges, Karachi, and Director College Education in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur and Larkana seeking the whereabouts of female lecturers.

The letter states to “furnish the whereabouts of following lectures (BPS-17) Female who were appointed on the recommendation of Sindh Public Service Commission and was posted in various colleges but their whereabouts is not known.”

Interestingly, the list includes the name of Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Shehla Raza Qureshi who honourably quit her job as a lecturer during the tenure of former Chief Secretary Siddique Memon and later joined the police force.

Shehla Raza Qureshi has been included in the list as lecturer in Zoology (BPS 17) posted at the Govt Girls College, Metroville in Karachi.

She was appointed a lecturer in 2009 Govt Girls College, Metroville, and later at DJ Science College. In 2010, she joined the Police Services of Pakistan (PSP) after clearing her CSS exams.

During the last eleven years, she has held several prominent positions including SSP South and SSP Railways and is currently posted as SSP Investigation Central.  She had left the College Education Department after bidding farewell by then Education Secretary.

When contacted by MM News, Shehla Qureshi said that she cannot be blamed if the College Education Department has updated their records even though she has left the profession.

“Since I was a lecturer, the Intermediate Board had written a letter asking me to prepare an exam paper on zoology. When I refused, they found out that I have left the college and am in the police. Now the Department of College Education has done the same,” she said.

Other lecturers who whereabouts have been sought including Madiha Ashraf, Lecturer in Computer Science, Govt Girls College, BMS Hyderabad; Paras Imran, Lecturer in Sindhi, Govt Degree College Malir Cantt; Nausheen Kidwai, Lecturer in Pakistan Studies, Govt Girls College Metroville Karachi; Rizwana Siddiqui, Lecturer in Physics, Govt Degree College Landhi; Shabiha Jaferyi, Lecturer in Statistics, Govt College for Women, Mehmoodabad.

The list further includes Nazhat Ikram, Lecturer in Political Science, Govt Degree Girls College, Landhi Industrial Area; Samina Sheikh, Lecturer in Geography, Govt Degree Girls College Ibrahim Hyderi; and Ambreen Islam, Lecturer in English, Govt Islamia College for Women.

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