The government’s claim of promoting education and devising education friendly policies has exposed as the funds for non-profit organisations working for educational uplift have been slashed in Rahim Yar Khan district.

They said that because of paucity of funds, a number of teachers had been shown the door and they are now facing starvation. Tehsil Sadiabad-based teachers including Manzoor Ahmad, Abid Hussain, Sajawal Khan, Naadar Ali, Abdul Majeed, Matloob Hussain, Allah Dittah and Syed Abdul Karim protested against the cut in funds, in front of the Sadiqabad Press Club. Because of cutting the funds of the nonprofits namely NRSP and NCHD, a number of feeder teachers have gone jobless and are facing starvation. Thus, the government’s plan to raise literacy rate has faced a failure due to allegedly stubborn attitude of the bureaucracy, said protesting teachers.  The affected educators have appealed to the federal and Punjab governments to withdraw the decision of cutting these NGOs’ funds.

“The graduate teachers who were imprted education by their parents in financially miserable condition have become burdern for their parents because of the flaed policies of the government and the inappropriate attitude of the bureaucracy,” said speakers on the occasion. They also demanded that the suspended teachers should be restored forthwith.

251 POS HELD: During September, Sadiqabad police claimed to have recovered loot worth Rs1.45 million, sealed 11 operational stills, seized 662 liters of liquor and 20 kilogrammes of Charac.

During the period, the police also arrested 251 proclaimed offenders along with huge cache of weapons while in other cases, 490 other accused were arrested and their challans were presented in courts, Sadiqabad Circle ASP Zeshan Shafiq told the media at his office. He added that criminals could not escape the “tight noose” of law as special teams consisting of intelligent law enforcers had been established.

He noted that heavy continent of police had been deployed at sensitive places such as entry and exit points of the city, bus stands, hospitals and banks. He also sought public cooperation to control crime, saying that providing the people with protection of life and property is the foremost duty of the police.