Kuram students demands scholarship

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Students of various departments of University of Peshawar (UoP) on Monday threatened to stage protest sit-in outside Parliament House Islamabad if political scholarships were not provided them.

Addressing a press conference at press club, Imran Khan, central chairman, Kurram Students Union (KSU) expressed grave concern that for the last two years they were deprived of their scholarship relief, adding former Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Shukat Ullah had made promises to increase the scholarship fund for them but unfortunately neither the funds increase nor release for them.

He said that almost 60 educational institutions had been destroyed during war against terrorism in Kurram agency which had deprived more than 50 thousands children of their basic rights of education.

Flanked by other office bearers of the union including Muhammad Habib, central president KSU, Fazl Rahman, vice president, Nimatullah Khan, general secretary, Naveed Khan, press secretary and others, he maintained that government and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) were not interested to rehabilitate the damaged educational institutions.

The KSU central chairman alleged that different NGOs functioning in the area receiving money from world donor agencies but not use a single penny on development works and the whole funds were being embezzled.

The developmental funds of the agency, he said had been misusing for the last ten years while the elected representatives after getting success in the elections forget all the pledges made with general masses.

He appealed to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to arrange free and transparent elections in NA38 constituency as general elections yet were not held there. 

He also appealed to Political Agent of the agency to immediately remove Assistant Political Agent (APA) Raiz Mehsood for allegedly bribing and illegal arrests of tribesmen.

He further appealed to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan to take tangible steps for releasing their scholarships.

Source: The Frontier Post.