TOBA TEK SINGH  - Dozens of students of Government Primary School of Chak 323-JB fell semi-unconscious as they suffered from skin allergy perhaps due to insects attack.Teaching staff said that there was a tree adjacent to the classroom where the girls were studying and the insects from the tree caused them skin allergy. As the girls started itching and crying, the teachers called health officials and Rescue 1122.

Health District Officer Dr Khalid reached there with a medical team. Both the medical team and Rescuers provided first aid to the girls. However, 209 students of the school were shifted to DHQ Hospital where their treatment was underway when the report was filed. DCO Amer Ijaz Akbar visited the DHQ Hospital and inquired after the health of the girls. He asked the health officials to hold a probe why the incident occurred.

TRAINING WORKSHOP: Those denied right to get information from any government department regarding its functioning, recruitment, equipments etc should complain to Punjab Information Commission (PIC).

This was stated during the second day of a three-day training workshop of different groups of students, civil society youth and teachers regarding Punjab Right to Information Act.

Punjab Lok Sujag division in-charge Amer in his training lecture advised the trainees to come forward to share the knowledge with the citizens to stand for their right to get information about anything related to any government department and this step will automatically discourage corruption and irregularities in state-run institutions.

He also told them that the refusal or delay in providing information to the applicants could result in penalties Under Section 15 and 16 of the Act. Other trainers Rizwan Safdar, Naeem Khan, Amer Mushtaq and Shehla Noreen also delivered lectures while successful trainees were issued certificates.