Textbooks face threat from rain

TOBA TEK SINGH, July 17: About 100,000 textbooks sent by the provincial government for distribution among students of government schools free of cost under the Chief Minister's "Parha Likha Punjab Programme" are feared to be destroyed due to the rainy season.

Reports said that on the request of local education department officials, high-ups sent some money to purchase polythene sheets to save the stock.

A source discloses that about 300,000 textbooks are required for students of different classes during the current year's academic session, but the government has so far supplied only 100,000 books. Dawn



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