TOBA TEK SINGH: The Punjab government has closed the educational institutions to save the teachers and the taught from the coronavirus but strictly asked the children and their parents to get their B forms from Nadra offices and submit till Nov 30 (today).

Rush at the Nadra offices makes a mockery of the efforts to avoid unnecessary exposure.

CEO Education Mehr Aftab had asked the parents of the children to obtain B forms from the Nadra offices strictly by Nov 30 otherwise the names of students would be struck off the rolls. All the Nadra offices in Toba Tek Singh, Kamalia, Gojra abd Pirmahal saw long queues of people which not only exposed them to the pandemic but also created traffic problems at many places.

Nadra DO Matloob Hussain criticised the education authorities’ decision and said the alternative was to get forms from union councils at different dates which could spare people undue hassle.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2020

Opinion

Farewell Roosevelt Hotel
21 Jan 2021

Farewell Roosevelt Hotel

It is worth noting that massive plans have been upended and assets are now on the verge of being seized.
A horned dilemma
21 Jan 2021

A horned dilemma

Trump would rather ‘reign in Hell, than serve in Heav’n’.
Violence & Afghan peace talks
Updated 20 Jan 2021

Violence & Afghan peace talks

Many of those killed in recent weeks have actively been campaigning against rampant violence and rising human rights violations

Editorial

Updated 21 Jan 2021

Agosta kickbacks trial

A POLITICALLY significant trial opened in Paris yesterday. Former French prime minister Edouard Balladur is in the...
Updated 21 Jan 2021

Indian media scandal

Common sense, factual reporting and ethics are all chucked out the window in the maddening race for ratings, influence and power.
21 Jan 2021

Rising food prices

FOOD inflation continues to challenge the resolve of the government to control the prices of essential kitchen items...
Updated 20 Jan 2021

Broadsheet judgement

There are plenty of skeletons in the Broadsheet cupboard and they must be brought out into the open.
20 Jan 2021

Unequal justice

IT seems no one wants to testify against former SSP Malir, Rao Anwar. At least five prosecution witnesses, all ...
20 Jan 2021

Schools reopening

THE disruptive impact of Covid-19 on education will be felt for years to come. For countries like Pakistan, where...