Fata students seek more seats in professional colleges
PESHAWAR: Fata Students Federation has expressed concern over the closure of educational institutions in different tribal regions and demanded of the government to ensure increase in the admission quota for tribal students in all the professional colleges in the country.[TOP]
Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Monday, Fata Students Federation chairman Haroon Lugman and president Maseet Khan Afridi said that the students belonging to different tribal regions had suffered heavily due to lawlessness and many of them could not complete their education.
They said that despite facing numerous problems the students of Federally Administered Tribal Areas were not compensated so far rather the routine scholarships were also not being paid to them.
The student leaders also urged the elected representatives from tribal areas to raise their voice for the rights of the students, saying that it was their prime duty to work for increasing literacy rate in Fata.Urging Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan, they suggested that the political agents of different tribal regions should be asked to ensure provision of educational facilities and financial support to the needy students.
Besides, the student leaders demanded of the government to extend the local government laws to Fata so that the people of various tribal regions could also play their role in development of their respective areas.
Flanked by other ofñcebearers of the federation, including Idrees Khan, Amanullah, Mohammad Bilal, Farooq Khan and Mohammad Nadeem, they said that the tribal people had played a signiHcant role in Pakistan Movement and offered great sacrifices for the security of the country.
`We are ready to sacrifice our lives and properties for the sake of the soil, but the government should also do justice with us and provide at least the basic facilities to people in different tribal agencies,` the students said. -Bureau Report