LAKKI MARWAT: The provincial government has released huge funds for provision of basic facilities to schools in tribal districts, says director education Dr Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim.

During a two-day visit to the southern districts, he said that government was aware of the deprivation of people therefore millions of rupees were being spent on provision of all sorts of facilities to schools in former Fata.

He said that fresh induction of thousands of candidates would help to overcome shortage of teachers in government schools across the province.

Hafiz Ibrahim also inspected schools in Dera Ismail Khan, Lakki Marwat and tribal subdivisions to check attendance of teachers and non-teaching employees. He conducted academic evaluation of students, checked their class and homework and observance of precautions against Covid-19 in the schools.

He also planted saplings on the premises of several schools and directed the heads to engage teachers and students in tree plantation activities. Chairing a meeting of education department officials in Dera Ismail Khan, the director said that them to perform their professional obligations with zeal and zest.

JUI-F: The dissident workers of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl showed their power by organising a mammoth gathering in Lakki city the other day.

The expelled leaders of JUI-F including Maulana Gul Naseeb, Maulana Shujaul Mulk and others spoke on the occasion and criticised JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

They said that the expelled leaders had served JUI-F for four decades and their membership had been terminated unconstitutionally. “All powers have been centralised and vested with Maulana Fazlur Rehman through illegal amendments in the party constitution,” they said.

They said that the illegal amendments turned the party constitution into a document of oppression and autocracy. They also criticised Maulana Fazlur Rehman for distributing party and public offices among his sons and brothers.

They asked Maulana Fazlur Rehman to expel those rich people, who sold votes in Senate elections, from the party.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2021

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