Grand operation against unregistered schools

AFP

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has ordered a grand operation against the unregistered schools operating in the province. On the directions of Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab education secretary has sent a circular to all the EDOs to take strict action.The unregistered institutes would be sealed and legal action would be taken against their owners and the administration. It has also been ordered to check those schools whose registrations have expired. The government has evolved a programme to phase out the evening classes in all model colleges in the capital.The government would increase the number of model colleges in the rural areas of Islamabad to ease the pressure of admissions. Two more model colleges will be built in the rural areas of Islamabad, the sources said. A three-member committee has been constituted to chalk out a comprehensive plan to phase out classes within five years.Red tapism stalls police stations project: The project for construction of six new police stations in the populated areas of the city has become victim of red tapism.The police planned to build new police stations for controlling crimes and for peace. The Punjab IG has sent the whole paperwork of this project along with his letter to the Home Department but no action has been taken yet.The new police stations to be built are the Pindora Police Station, New Murree Police Station, Shaqrial Police Station, Gujar Khan Police Station, Chaklala Police Station and the Chakri Police Station.Anti-dengue campaign starts in Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board has started the anti-dengue campaign in seven wards.According to reports, fumigation has been started and the cantonment administration will spray places from where they receive complaints. CEO Fahim Zafar has directed the citizens that they must take precautionary measures to keep themselves safe from dengue and other diseases.Benazir hospital to have entrance Rawal Road side: Decision has been taken to build an entrance of the Benazir General Hospital on Rawal Road to overcome the difficulties being faced by the patients and their attendants due to initiation of work on the metro bus project.Murree Road remains blocked all day long due to the work undertaken by several departments for shifting services from this road as part of the metro bus project and the patients find it difficult to enter the hospital due to dust accumulating outside the gates of the hospital. They can not even cross the Murree Road and have to wait for hours to move and enter the hospital.As soon as the entrance is built from Rawal Road side, the entry and the exit points of the hospital will be closed down on Murree Road on permanent basis. The hospital management had given this proposal to the district administration which was accepted.

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