TOBA TEK SINGH - The Private Schools Teachers Association demanded

that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should include students of matriculation of private schools in "Ujala Scheme" under which free of cost solar energy lamps will be provided to students of government schools.

The demand was made during a demonstration taken out here on Tuesday. On the occasion Spokesperson for the demonstrators Col (r) Muhammad Akram Alvi said that the allocation of Rs4.4 billion for 'Ujala scheme' was a great step under which 300,000 matric students would be provided Solar Energy Panels to light energy savers and fans during prolonged power outages. However depriving private schools' students of the facility is inappropriate and unjust," he termed.

Another office-bearer Ashfaq Fateh stated that the government was treating private schools as step-motherly. He warned and that the teachers and owners of private Schools would be compelled to take to out to press the Punjab government accept their demand for provision of solar energy panels to students of private schools as well.

Waheed Kokab, Mukhtar Muhammad, Saeed Bajwa, Muhammad Tariq Ramay, Safia Haq, Ayub Anjum, Clement Camie and others also spoke on the occasion.