Pak principal accuses UK officials of turning blind eye towards fake students

April 26th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.26 (ANI): Principal of the Edwardes College in Peshawar Dr. David Gosling has accused the British High Commission officials in Pakistan of a dereliction of duty.

Gosling blamed the officials of ignoring warnings about the bogus students who obtained student visas for Britain by producing counterfeit documents of the college.

He said that the officials had specific information about the students who were entering Britain on false papers, but they turned a blind-eye towards it to avoid uncovering a massive corruption.

“When officials in Islamabad realise that something has gone wrong they try to cover up for the sake of the people involved. But the system appears to be a mess,” The Guardian quoted UK born Gosling, as saying.

“I am concerned about these few fraudulent cases because I want to see the good students going to Britain and the bad ones held back,” he added.

It may be noted that ten out of the twelve men arrested, earlier this month, in the country wide raids in Britain on suspicion of plotting bomb attacks belonged to Pakistan and had entered the country on student visas.

All the accused, however, were later released without any charge. They are now awaiting their deportation back to Pakistan. (ANI)

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