Mamond students protest closure of college
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By Our Correspondent | 10/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
KHAR: The students of Government College Barkholozo in Mamond tehsil demonstrated here the other day against the local administration for not reopening their college despite its buildinghad beenrenovatedforthelastfouryears.

Chanting slogans against the local administration and directorate of education Fata, the protesting students marched from the government college of technology to the main Inayat Kallay bazaar, and blocked it to vehicular traffic.

Addressing the protesters, the students leaders said classes were temporarily shifted to the building of government college of technology in Inayat Kallay in Khar in 2010 owing to precarious security situation in Mamond.

However, they said despite the security situation had improved during the last four years and the college building damaged during military operation had also been renovated, the college wasn`t made operational.

They said the closure of the college had badly affected their studies as most of the students belonged to far-flung areas and were unable to come to Inayat Kallay.

The protestingstudents asked the governorand additional chief secretary Fata to take notice of the closure of the college.

The protesters dispersed peacefully when the local officials assured them to take up the issue with the authorities concerned.

ARMS R E COVERED: The security forces claimed foiling a sabotage attempt in Bajaur Agency by recovering a cache of weapons and explosives during a search operation in various areas of Mamond tehsil, an official told reporters here.

He said the operation had been carried out upon receiving a tip-off regarding presence of huge quantity of weapons and explosive material in several localities of the tehsil.

He said weapons, including rockets and mortar shells, ammunitions, explosives, wire and bomb making materials were recovered.

The official said according to initial reports miscreants could be responsible for hiding the weapons to be used for carrying out terrorist acts in the region.