KHYBER AGENCY – The Government Degree College, Landi Kotal, has become a hub of problems for students, a it lacks teaching staff and transportation facility while students have very rare chance to take part in extracurricular activities due to lack of a proper sports ground and other facilities.

Instead of facilitating the local students, the college has lost its status of educating the tribesmen, students and tribal remarked. They demanded of the concerned authorities to address their problems on priority basis and take forthwith concrete steps to solve it. These views were expressed by tribal, local political leaders, students in Eid gathering organized under the auspices of students union here in college on Thursday.

While addressing on the occasion naib ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Zarnoor Afridi, President Awami National Party Khyber Shah Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf local leader Abdurraziq said that one hand the government claimed to raise literacy in Fata and on the other hand it had turned blind eyes towards the problems being faced by the tribal students.” Lack of teaching staff which is a long lasting problem of the college and has become core of all miseries need to be solved forthwith, they opined.” Counting the problems, students senior Saddam Hussein said that dozens of local students had been deprived of admission because scarcity of limited seats. He also demanded upgradition of the college to post graduate status so that the poor tribal students could get higher education on their doorsteps, Saddam argued.

Meanwhile, the farmers of four union councils formed a committee on Thursday to rehabilitate and make Qasooria canal functional for irrigating lands.

The committee was formed in a meeting held in Kotka Hayatullah village, which was attended by the farmers of union council   Gandi Khankhel, Kot Kashmir, Baistkhel and Paharkhel Thall.

A former tehsil nazim Haji Anwar Hayat Khan will head the committee and it will be consisted of Mashal Khan as general secretary and members from each union councils.