KARACHI: Mohammad Gibrail, the student who was expelled by the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has officially filed an appeal against his expulsion from the institute.
As per details, Gibrail has filed an appeal with Executive Director IBA, Akbar S. Zaidi earlier today and has been given time for Tuesday.
The student besides appealing his expulsion has sought effective enquiry in the harassment complaint of female staff members, reforms within IBA Disciplinary Committee and Anti Harassment Committee and lifting of unreasonable restrictions on students which are in violation of the Constitutional rights and relevant laws of Pakistan.
It may be recalled that Gibrail was expelled from IBA Karachi after he had publicly highlighted an alleged harassment incident at the varsity.
Mohammad Gibrail was punished for taking to social media to report the incident instead of using the “right channels” established by the institute, according to a statement shared on IBA’s Facebook page.
The FB post had said “The student was given multiple occasions to reconsider his actions and was counselled numerous times to reassess his actions. Having failed to do that, the Disciplinary Committee has decided to expel the student as the IBA has zero-tolerance policy towards the violation of its rules and regulations.”
Disciplinary proceedings were started against Gibrail after he posted on Facebook about an incident he observed in the IBA’s finance department on August 25, wherein he heard the manager of the department screaming at a female employee and saying, “Mein tumhe puri raat betha kar rakhoon ga (I will make you sit here all night).” The student later refused IBA’s demand to take remove the post.
“However, we need to emphasise, the act of the student of whistleblowing of alleged harassment has nothing to do with the Disciplinary matter which was the basis of the hearing and recommendation. The IBA Anti-Harassment Committee is investigating the case as per IBA and HEC rules, regulations, and procedures. We do not jump to any conclusions on the basis of hearsay and always follow processes before any decision can be taken,” it added.
Gibrail had maintained that he will not offer an apology.