Old school building threatens lives of 3,000 students
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| 11/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
LAKKI MARWAT: Members of provincial and local governments and elders of Naurang town on Monday vowed to work in unison for development of the backward district.

They were speaking at a meeting held at the government higher secondary school in Naurang city. The school`s management had convened the meeting to bring the deteriorating condition of the school building into the notice of the parliamentarians, local government representatives and area elders and to seek their help for its reconstruction.

The recent earthquake also damaged the building which was built in 1928. Almost all portions of the building have developed major cracks posing a serious threat to the lives of students and teachers. The use of several classrooms for teaching activities has been abandoned.

PTI MPA Zarin Zia, district nazim Ishfaq Ahmad Khan Meenakhel, ex-MNA Ghulamuddin, district councillors Iqbal Hussain, Mohammad Illyas and Fareedullah Khan, tehsil councillors Bin Yameen Khan and Ihsanullah Khan and notables of the town were in attendance.

The school`s building could collapse anytime putting in danger lives of over 3,000 students and teachers if its building wasn`t immediately reconstructed,` said Iqbal Hussain. He said the previous government s didn`t pay heed to the calls for reconstruction of the school, and asked the district government to allocate special funds for construction of additional classrooms in the school.

District councilor from Naurang city ward, MohammadIllyas,announced to provide funds from his share to the school. `I matriculated from the school and now being a district councillor I will make all out efforts to resolve the problems facing the teachers and students there,` he maintained.

Ghulamuddin, a former MNA and close aide of influential Saifullahs, said the Saifullah brothers would convince the provincial government to approve funds for the school`s reconstruction.

He said the district government would also provide sufficient financial resources for thepurpose.-Correspondent