As many as 852 buildings of Punjab schools have been declared dangerous while an estimated amount of over Rs45.45 billion is required for the reconstruction of new buildings for the schools.

The School Education Department Punjab has compiled a report based on a survey conducted to check the dangerous buildings of the schools throughout Punjab. According to the report, Bahawalpur’s 39 and Bahawalnagar’s 40 and District Rahim Yar Khan’s 80 government schools’ buildings have been declared dangerous.

However, Lahore’s 20, Dera Ghazi Khan’s 74, Rajanpur’s 23, Muzaffargarh’s 36, Layyah’s 21, Sargodha’s 26, Khushab’s 15, Mianwali’s 42, Bhakkar’s 13, Kasur’s 21, Sheikhupura’s 29, Nankana Sahab’s 20, Gujranwala’s 31, Hafizabad’s 2, Sialkot’s 45, Narowal’s 28, Mandi Bahauddin’s 9, Gujrat’s 18, Rawalpindi’s 23, Chakwal’s 4, Jhelum’s 13, Attock’s 12, Sahiwal’s 10, Pakpattan’s 6, Okara’s 18, Faisalabad’s 21, Chiniot’s 4, Toba Tek Singh’s 8, Jhang’s 52, Multan’s 14, Khanewal’s 8, Vehari’s 15 and Lodhran’s 12 schools have been declared dangerous.

According to Education Department, the reconstruction of these dangerous school buildings has been decided for which estimated amount will be provides soon by the Punjab government.

SECURITY ORDERED: The government has ordered fool proof security arrangements throughout the province during Eidul Fitr days while the holidays of all the law-enforcers have been cancelled so that along with the completion of security plan peace situation could be maintained.

Police service 15 and Rescue 1122 have been directed to stay alert during the days of Eidul Fitr to avert any untoward incident.

According to government sources, the Department of Interior Punjab and the Inspector General of Police Punjab wrote letters to CCPOs, all regional police officers, city police officers, range DIGs and district police officers, directing them to make fool proof security arrangements to prevent any act of terrorism. They were also directed that after preparing the security plan its copies be sent to the provincial authorities through fax.

It was told that all the police officials are directed to do the surprise visits regularly in the day times and during evening and nights to review the security situation and performance of the law-enforcement officials.

It was told that police and other law-enforcers including secret agencies are directed to coordinate with each other for exchanging information.