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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) on Thursday directed all schools to raise funds for hiring security guards.

The institutions were asked to channelise their school management committees (SMC) for the fund raising.

“It is decided that the SMCs will hold meetings to arrange their armed security guards by raising funds. The committees may collect the funds through volunteer parents or other well-off families,” said a spokesman for CADD.

He said Minister of State for CADD Barrister Usman Ibrahim presided over a meeting to discuss the security arrangements in the schools and colleges. During the meeting, it was decided that PWD would prepare a cost estimate for security matters for which resources would be arranged by CADD.

A senior official of CADD said it was strange that the PWD was being asked to prepare cost estimates just three days before the reopening of the schools.

He said all schools were supposed to complete their security arrangements by February 10 after which a team would inspect the arrangements to issue them a certificate for the reopening of the institutes.

Published in Dawn, January 9th, 2015

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