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'Month-long protest' for students' cause fails to stir officials.

DERA GHAZI KHAN -- Tribal elders and chairmen of union councils have been protesting for the last one month to seek allocation of an admission quota for the students hailing from less privileged area of Dera Ghazi Khan at the Ghazi Khan Medical College.

The chairmen of the nine union councils of the tribal area expressed solidarity with the elders who claim that local legislators had presented the case in the national and provincial assemblies and the district council passed a resolution demanding quota for students in the medical college.

Farooq Buzdar, the chairman of a union council, told Dawn that it was a long-standing demand of people and the chief minister should immediately consider it. He said the peaceful protest had been going on for almost a month but there's no response from officials.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL: Police have opened a school in crime-plagued riverine area of Rojhan tehsil of Rajanpur, about 200 kilometres away from here, to impart education to children.

The school has been set up at Chak Umrani and free education, books and meals will be provided to students.

Regional Police Officer Sohail Habib Tajik, who inaugurated the school, told Dawn that with the efforts put in by police and local tribal people, peace had been restored in the area. He said police would also establish FM channel to provide entertainment and information to the people of riverine areas.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 14, 2018
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