LOWER DIR  – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Ameer Haidar Khan Hoti has directed the Directorate of Elementary & Secondary Education Department to inform him about the financial status of a student, Siraj Khan, who has passed Khyber Medical University’s entrance test, yet he is unable to bear the expenses.

The Education Department through the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education Malakand Chakdara has assigned the task to Principal Post Graduate College Dargai Prof Dr Fazli Subhani.

The principal visited Talash area on Saturday and collected information about the student Siraj and his family. Talking to this reporter at Talash, Prof Subhani said that the chief minister had taken notice of the media report and wanted to financially support the student in his medical education. He said the student really belonged to very poor family, which lived in a single room house at Ziarat Talash. The visiting professor also took photographs of his house and met several residents to conclude his query report about the student. He said he would compile his report in a day or two after which it would be sent to the CM secretariat for further necessary action. He said he was sure the chief minister would support the student, as he deserved it. 

It merits to mentioning that an appeal was published on August 14, seeking government help. The student had secured 834 marks in SSC, 897 in FSc and 523 in the Khyber Medical College entry test this year. His father had demanded of the government to help his son get admitted to Khyber Medical College.

Meanwhile, Siraj Khan said that a Pakistani origin doctor at London also promised to support him after he read his father appeal in the press.