The government primary school for boys Pirdad Hazro faces an extreme shortage of teachers, as a single teacher is responsible for 150 students.
Despite this major crisis, Attock’s National Education officials pay no attention to it.
Students from class I to class 5 are all taught by the same teacher. This situation has disrupted the education of all students. Local citizens have already lodged complaints with senior Attock Education Department officials, but no immediate action has been taken.
Haji Mubaris Khan Alizai, a renowned lawyer in the region, said: “Even in the modern era, our region is kept in obscurity by the officials of the Department of Education. While the Punjab government is taking concrete steps to promote education in other parts of the province, the shortage of teachers is ruining the future of children in Hazro. This is a condemnable situation,” he added.
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Several parents protested the incompetence of Attock’s Department of Education and demanded an immediate appointment of the school’s teachers.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two suspects for snatching motorcycles from people at gunpoint in Hazro.
Police said the thieves deprived Yasir Abbas of his motorbike as he was returning from Kamra.
The Kamalpur resident Musa informed the police that he was working abroad but was in Pakistan to meet his family.
The thieves snatched his motorbike at gunpoint near Shamsabad, he said, adding that the suspects also got away with his money and mobile phones.
The police registered a case against them on Abbas’ complaint.
ASI Muhammad Waheed tracked down the suspects and arrested them.
They have been identified as Latif Hussain and Saeed Khan. Both resided in southern Sargodha.
Attock DPO Rana Shoaib Mahmood stated that “there is no place for criminal elements in Attock and they are doing their best to make Attock a crime-free city”.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 17e2022.