Wah Cantt primary school: a picture of neglect
No proper infrastructure, roof, recreational and teaching facilities
Taxilla, Jan 12: Although Wah Cantonment --with 99 per cent literacy rate --is
claimed to be a "model city" as far as education is concerned, a primary school
run in the city's posh locality is a stigma as it has no proper infrastructure,
roof, recreational and teaching facilities and seeks attention of the city
administration, officials of the education department and elected
Government Gilani Primary School No 2, Lalazar Wah
Cantonment is otherwise making significant contribution to the cause of
education by catering to the needs of lower middle class but still it is a
picture of neglect and apathy of the authorities concerned.
visit to the school, you would find yourself in some remote village of the
Despite being government-run school students and teachers share
the rent of the school premises located on the roof-top of a plaza with only two
rooms, and has been imparting education for the last twenty years.
school's vicinity auto workshops, hotel, snooker club and woodworks shops are
located and the noise of auto mechanics and saw machines is a constant source of
disturbance for the students.
The students-- 93 boys and 72 girls--
belong to less privileged and down trodden of Lala Zar, Lala Rukh, Bhabra,
Ghattia, Ahmed Nagar and other localities. and students are studying from first
grade to 5 th grade have only four teachers.
There is no protection from
chilly and hot weather as the classes have been covered by tent and they do not
have electricity at all. Some classes on the roof top of the school are without
boundary wall making students vulnerable to free-fall.
In the absence of
proper furniture of the students especially of class 1 have no option but to sit
on the ground.
Each student is charged Rs15 for meeting the school
expenses including rent, water and electricity charges. When asked Nauzhat
Nazir, headmistress of the school said that the education authorities, elected
representatives and other high ups were well aware of the condition of the
She said that this was the only school in this area, which had
female teachers and that was why parents from poor class enrolled their children
in this school.
Another teacher, who asked not to be named, said that a
building was established for this school but it was later on handed over to some
other school due to political pressure. She said that despite the fact that
students of this school belongs to poor class but they are intelligent ad
hardworking as the school secured 89 per cent, 100 per cent, 100 per cent and 98
per cent results during primary standard examination during year 2007, 2006,
2005 and 2004 respectively.
Dr Saeed Ahmed, a resident of area said that it was pity that former Member
Punjab Assembly from the area was also an educationist by profession and run his
school a few furlongs away from here had done nothing to the get separate and
appropriate building for the school.
Syed Asim Ali, another resident of
the area said that the school was playing its role in noble cause as it carters
to the need of that class for the last 20 years.
It is high time that
politicians and big wings of Punjab education department instead making tall
claims come forward and took practical steps for betterment of masses rather
than befooling masses with tall and false claims.
"I STUDIED FROM GOVT GILANI SCHOOL THIS SCHOOL THAT TIME WAS IN LIQ ALI CHOOK, STUDY WAS EXCELENT, I M A MECH ENGINEER IN KUWAIT AND DR JAHGEER CHEST SPECILIST WHO IS SITTING WITH DR ALI TAHIR ALSO STUDIED BY THIS SCHOOL ."
City, Country: LALAZAR/PAK
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Seven doctors terminated in Abbottabad: AMC controversy
Abbottabad: The institutional management committee of Ayub
Medical Complex (AMC) terminated seven doctors and referred the cases of four
others to the provincial government for departmental action here on Saturday
The doctors of the complex, who were on complete strike for the
last three days, ended their strike and would observe token-strike daily for two
hours, a spokesman for the doctors said.
Interestingly, the protesting
doctors, six of whom had been arrested and later granted bail, were ignorant
about the late night decision. The six doctors and one office-bearer of the
Pakistan Doctors Association were suspended by the chief executive of the AMC,
Prof Alam Zeb Manan, on the recommendation of the management committee. The four
doctors, who were transferred from the health department NWFP and were working
at the Ayub Medical Complex, would return to their parent
Meanwhile, a large number of people staged protest
demonstration against the strike of the doctors at the hospital.
protest rally was taken out from the Cantonment bazaar which ended at Jinnah
Chowk where representatives of trader's federations and some of the political
parties addressed and demanded of the NWFP government to take drastic steps in
The protestors presented a resolution to the district
co-ordination officer to convey the feelings of the general public to the
government as they were suffering due to strike and poor management of the
complex. They demanded suspension of the management and appointment of a neutral
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