Class 5, 8 exams | Students attack Tevta office
Class 5, 8 exams concluded
Lahore, Feb 14: The chairman of the Chief Minister's Task Force on Elementary Education, Raja
Muhammad Anwar, has said holding of Class-5 and Class-8 examinations in a
peaceful and transparent manner this year is an achievement of Shahbaz Sharif
government. In a DGPR handout issued on Friday, he said training of teachers at
the elementary level and future curriculum would be prepared on the basis of
results of the said examinations, adding that the results would be helpful to
evaluate the standard of education.
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Students attack Tevta manager's office
Lahore: The office of District Manager Tevta situated at Polytechnic
Institute for Printing & Graphic Arts Wahdat Road was attacked by protesting
students on Friday over non -availability of water in the
According to details, students of the institute which runs
under the administrative control of Technical Education & Vocational
Training Authority (Tevta) have been facing acute water shortage for almost a
month when the principal of Government College of Science Wahdat Road
disconnected water connection of the institute.
The Tevta's Polytechnic
Institute of Printing & Graphic Arts is situated next to the college and
main gate of the college is used as entrance for both the educational
Sources in the printing institute said that a new
tubewell was installed at the Government College of Science almost a month ago,
adding since then the institute was deprived of water facility by the college
principal, Dr Asghar Ali.
They added students had been protesting since
then but to no avail, adding it was only because of principal's reluctance that
the problem was not being solved.
They further said there were some
monetary issues between both the institutes over the water supply owing to which
innocent students were suffering. "No concrete steps have been taken so far to
solve the problem which aggravated the students", they further added.
is important to mention here that on Friday a large number of students of the
institute were staging a protest demonstration over non-availability of water
outside the office of the District Manager TEVTA, situated within their
institute, when some angry students attacked the office and smashed its
They chanted slogans and criticised the management for
not ensuring availability of water for students which according to them was
creating many problems for them.
Sources said the office suffered minor
damage since the officer was out of office and it was closed, adding otherwise
the situation would have been very different.
When contacted, District
Manager Tevta Nadeem Arif Durrani said that at the time his office was attacked
he was in a meeting with Secretary Higher Education Punjab Azhar Shamim
regarding the issue of disconnection of water supply.
He said some
miscreants in the disguise of students instigated the protestors which resulted
in disappointing situation otherwise no student could get involve in such
Secretary Higher Education Azhar Hussain Shamim said he had
called a meeting over the issue at his office on Saturday (today) adding DPI
Colleges had also been asked to probe the matter.
Chairman Tevta Mohsin
M Syed when contacted said there was some kind of a personality clash between
principals of both the institutes owing to which students had to suffer. "It was
mismanagement on part of both", he said adding, "We are going to take a very
serious notice of the situation".
He further said the supply of water was
restored to the institute on Friday night. Dr Asghar did not respond to
the calls. The News
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