Education department fails to reconstruct 86 destroyed schools in Khyber Agency

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The 86 government run schools in various parts of Khyber Agency destroyed in war torn areas in last seven years were so far not rehabilitated as students are reading in schools in open sky, said former candidate NA-45 and Malik Israr Afridi in talks with media. Talking on the occasion, former contestant, Malik Israr Afridi expressed his view points on Saturday said that student’s future was dark while having no facilities in government schools, including computer and science laboratory. About the 86 razed schools in Khyber Agency, Afridi said the schools demolished during uncertainty were not reconstructed in better interest of students. 

The tribal people of Jamrud tehsil are confronting severe lack of basic facilities despite government writ restored, he argued and saying the area is on total distance of two kilometer from Peshawar but it had no facility of gas. About the efforts of former MNA, Noorul Haq Qadri and newly elected MNA, Alhaj Shahje Gul who played its due role to convince federal government over provision of gas to Jamrud tehsil but government did not take any interest in the matter, Israr informed. 

“We provided land worth millions of rupees in free for construction of grid station in Jamrud tehsil but it was not built so far” he said and adding that development projects and works are limited to only influential people in the area. He categorically said the problems of masses are increasing day to day despite decreasing and authorities concerned have kept mum over the manifold issues. Regarding the health issues in locality, Afridi said the Lashmaniasis disease had turned into epidemic while on the other side, local poor patients had to pay for its treatment in Jamrud civil hospital, he revealed. To a question, he said local bodies’ elections to be held in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) like other parts of country with regard to empower tribesmen at lower level. 

A new era of development would be begun if local government elections held in tribal belt, Israr added. 

Source: The Frontier Post.