Teachers to resist Punjab colleges' privatisation
GUJRANWALA, Sept 11: The Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association
(PPLA) has expressed concern over likely privatisation of around 424 colleges in
the province, and threatened they would launch a protest drive if the government
did not withdraw the decision.
At a meeting held here on Monday, PPLA
Vice-President Prof Mahboob Sidiqi said the government had decided to privatise
about 100 colleges in the first phase while the remaining would be privatised
He warned that teacher organisations would resist the government's
decision while the future line of action would be announced soon after a meeting
of all associations of the teaching staff.
District Education Officer
(Colleges) Abas Harl denied the privatisation reports, and said he had no
information in this connection.SCAM
: An embezzlement scam in
citizen community boards (CCBs) of 14 union councils worth millions of rupees
has surfaced while the city district government on Monday issued show-cause
notices to the chairmen and secretaries of the CCBs.
Sources told Dawn
that 14 CCBs were registered with the district government and their chairmen
were allocated at least Rs1 million each to purchase tractors, bulldozers and
other agricultural machinery to generate income for the welfare of the community
in their respective areas.
Though some of them purchased the machinery,
they used it for their personal consumption while some of them did not purchase
the machinery at all and embezzled the whole money, they said and added some of
the CCBs chairmen did not deposit the income generated through the machinery in
CCBs accounts and misappropriated the same.
District Nazim Fiaz Ahmad
Chattha ordered an inquiry to ascertain the truthfulness of the accusations. The
inquiry officer has issued show cause notice to the officials concerned. Dawn
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