By Zulfiqar Ahmad
ISLAMABAD: The University of Chitral (UoC) project director (PD), who had virtually made hostage 16 staff members including three females at the subdivisional education officer (SDEO) female’s office in Booni by deploying there 11 armed guards, has finally called back two more guards and three officials, leaving just one guard behind.
Following a story in ChitralToday on May 3, Chitral University management had called back eight of the 11 armed guards on Saturday, leaving behind only three guards and three officials who kept occupying a room of the SDEO female office.
The officials at the SDEO female office at Booni and witnesses told ChitralToday that the three UoC officials who along with the three armed guards occupied a room of the office at gunpoint till Sunday, were not seen around on Monday morning.
They said that the three armed guards were seen roaming around the SDEO (female) office on Monday morning and then at 1pm in the afternoon, two of the armed guards also “sheepishly” dashed off to Chitral town, leaving behind only one guard, who is still present there.
In a latest development about the controversy of the disputed building, a senior revenue official on condition of anonymity confirmed to ChitralToday that “in official records, it is shown as the property of the education department.”
He said that the university PD would find no proof if the district administration seeks the record of the revenue department where it is clearly mentioned that the building belonged to the education department.
The sources within the newly-created district Upper Chitral said Deputy Commissioner Shah Saud had also ordered his department to produce the revenue records pertaining to the building, which may land the PD into hot water.