QUETTA: The administrators of twenty-three private schools called on Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch during his visit to Panjgur and apprised him about details of schools closure.
The Balochistan chief minister reached District Panjgur on Sunday morning via a special flight on a two-day visit along with National Party President Mir Hasil Bizenjo, Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durani, IG Police Balochistan Muhammad Amlish, Education Secretary Ghulam Ali Baloch, C&W Secretary Ali Ahmed and Principle Secretary Muhammad Naseem Lehri.
The school administrators told CM that for the last few months they have been receiving threats to close down schools, adding that several firing incidents had also taken place outside school premises spreading fear and panic. They said that a school van was also set on fire because of which the parents stopped sending their children to schools.
The CM was also apprised that despite assurance by the government for the provision of ample security, the parents were reluctant to send their children to schools lately. Of late, the parents have decided to send their children to schools, and private schools have decided unanimously to reopen, they added.
The CM hailed parents’ decision and expressed sanguinity that teachers would fill the gap by adding extra hours to teaching students who missed four months of studies, and he also praised the role of private schools for the uplift of education and said that the position holders students among these schools were to be awarded with prize and cash. The CM assured government’s full support with the private schools.
Separately, addressing a briefing regarding the development works in Panjgur, the chief minister said that the government kicked-started process of development works in the province and all the officers concerned and heads of the institutions were directed to ensure the use of standard material, adding that the use of substandard material anywhere was to be reported, and that the concerned official would be dealt with in accordance to the book.
He said that no embezzlement and corruption would be tolerated in the use of allocated funds and he also stressed upon all stakeholders to make sure of right usage of the funds for durable development.
He said that the current coalition government was making sincere efforts to rise up-to the expectations of the masses. The chief minister also expressed his government’s strongest resolve to ensure comfortable facilities of transportation and communication to the masses and added that all main highways of the districts would be constructed to connect easily. He said that the main highways, which include N-85, Sorab to Hoshab, Kalat, Chaman and Quetta were incomplete for a decade and took up the issue with the federal department concerned, adding that through negotiation and talks, work will be initiated on all roads with considerable speed.
During his visit, the chief minister was also apprised that the level of various crimes had scaled down significantly in the district and he stressed upon the police and levies to take action against criminal elements without fear so that the province sets on the path of development.
The chief minister was also briefed about Cadet College Panjgur’s performance and issues therein, to which he assured that the shortcomings in the colleges would soon be met.
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