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Youth urged to stand against rulers for making Pakistan corruption free.

Byline: M. Haleem Asad

TIMERGARA -- Jamaat-i-Islami Lower Dir emir and MPA Izaz ul Mulk Afkari on Thursday urged upon youth to stand like the people of Turkey against corrupt rulers and make them accountable before the nation.

He was addressing the participants of a motorcycle rally here in front of the Timergara press club. The JI youth wing Timergara organized the rally in which more than 100 motorcyclists took part. The motorcyclists marched on the roads and gathered in front of the press club.

The rally was also addressed by JI Timergara emir Malik Sher Bahadar, Youth wing district president Shad Muhammad, Timergara president Muhammad Raziq and others. Afkari said the country had been in the grips of looters whose wealth had been transferred to the banks in Switzerland. "It is right time for Pakistanis youth to stand against corrupt mafia and overpower it," the JI lawmaker said, adding there had been double standards for rich and the poor in Pakistan.

He said that children of rulers were reading abroad while those of poor had no education facilities in the country. He said Pakistan was enriched in natural resources and 65 per cent of the total population was constituted by youth. He termed youth as real asset of Pakistan, saying the nation had attached great expectation of them.

The JI lawmaker announced that special sessions had been arranged during the two day JI congregation at Azakhel Nowshera on Oct, 22 and 23. He said that thousands of youth had been invited to the event. He asked the JI youth to ensure participation of more youth in that event.

Meanwhile the JI woman MNA from Swat Aisha Syed while addressing different functions in Lower Dir asked women of the district to participate in the Azakhel Nowshera gathering. She said the party had made arrangements for participation of 50,000 women from across the country.

She said a mobile hospital and a play land for kids had also been set up on the venue of the Oct, 22 congregation. She said that women workers of the party also needed political and spiritual training like men. She asked women of Dir to participate in the event.

Shortage of teachers: Parents of girl students of Koto on Thursday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and high ups of education department to take notice of staff shortage at government girls' primary school Koto.

Talking to local journalists the parents complained that there were only three teachers for 450 girl students at the school. They said that due to shortage of teaching staff, future of their daughters was at risk.

The parents alleged that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was making tall claims of educational emergency but the situation on the ground was different. They demanded of the concerned authorities and provincial government to take notice of the matter and resolve it amicably.

Also in the day the Pukhtunkhwa All Colleges' Teachers Association (PACTA) Lower Dir during a meeting held at Timergara College demanded one step promotion and hard area allowance for colleges' teachers. The meeting was chaired by Prof Amir Zaman and was attended by lecturers and professors from various colleges in Lower Dir.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
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Date:Oct 21, 2016
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