`Educated society can beat poverty, terrorism`
TIMERGARA: Only an educated society could beat poverty, terrorism, lawlessness and corruption, said Col Nusar Umar Hayat Lalaika, the commandant of Dir Task Force, here on Wednesday.[TOP]
He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of construction and extension of government girls` middle school at Beero Sadbar Kallay of Samar Bagh.
The operational chief of Jandol Batalian Lt Col Kashif Amin, Major Adnan, Jamaat-iIslami district emir Izazul Mulk Afkari and elders of the area also attended the function.
Col Lalaika said that security forces were assisting the management of education and health departments in Dir so that common people could be provided with better services.
He said that owing to the presence of army, teachers` attendance in state-run schools was improved. He said that a hefty amount was being spent on construction of additional rooms, boundary walls and toilets and provision of water and sanitation in Dir schools.
The commandant asked the participants of the ceremony to educate not only boys but also girls to create a balanced society.
`It is only education through which nationsrule the world,` Col Lalaika said, adding that government should spend more on education.
He said that there should be more doctors and engineers from the area to help in improving the performance of government institutions.
The commandant also distributed prizes among students and school staff on the occasion.
MUSHROOMS VICTIM: The Al-Khidmat Foundation, a welfare organisation of the Jamaat-i-Islami, handed over a check of Rs25,000 to the heirs of the five persons, who had died after eating poisonous mushrooms in Adenzai.
AKF district president Fazal Mehmood along with JI local emir Izazul Mulk Afkari, former MNA Maulana Asadullah and Zamani Gul visited the family of mushrooms victim at Laram Darra.
Mohammad Khalig, his mother, wife and two daughters had died after consuming polsonous mushrooms a few days ago.
The AKF leaders expressed grief on the incident and promised to provide free education to the orphan children of the family at AKF orphan care centre in Gulabad Adenzai.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the victims said that none of the ministers and officials had so far contacted them. They demanded of the government to compensate the poor family as it had no source of income.