rawalpindi - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) MPA Asif Mehmood submitted an adjournment motion in the Punjab Assembly against incompletion of buildings of two colleges of Dhoke Syedan in Rawalpindi.
Asif Mehmood took the notice of the incomplete buildings of the Dhoke Syedan Colleges, which was highlighted by the Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO), and submitted an adjournment motion in the Punjab Assembly , informed a party spokesman yesterday.
Punjab government has failed to complete Degree Colleges in Dhoke Syedan during last eight years despite spending of Rs42 million from public exchequer. The Volunteer Youth Accountability Ambassadors of SSDO launched massive campaign for completion of two degree colleges which remained incomplete since 2007.
Many residents of NA-54 and NA-52 were unable to get higher education on their doorstep due to unavailability of colleges. Colleges buildings have become a hub of drug addicts instead of education. “All assembly proceedings should be stopped and colleges buildings issue should be discussed and resolved on priority basis,” MPA Asif Mehmood said this while submitting an adjournment motion in the Punjab Assembly .
Youth Accountability Ambassadors of Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) has started a massive campaign for the completion of long overdue two degree colleges’ buildings of Dhoke Syedan in Rawalpindi. The MPA said that the education was the basic need of citizens. He while addressing the media men in Rawalpindi said that despite spending of Rs42 million from public exchequers the government of Punjab has failed to complete buildings of two degree colleges for boys and girls in Dhoke Syedan in eight years. He said this shows that education is not the priority of the Punjab government.
He said that the project of two Government Degree Colleges Dhoke Syedan Chowk Rawalpindi were started in 2007 by Chief Minister Pervez Elahi and Muhammad Basharat Raja, ex-Law Minister but the Punjab government could not start the classes in both colleges so far.
He told that Rs42 million were spent on these buildings in 2007-8 and 2008-9 but later on the PML-N government in Punjab stopped funds for these colleges due to political reasons. Hamayun, Director Colleges when contacted said that these two colleges are the basic need of the local residents and the colleges of Rawalpindi are already overburdened due to less number of colleges.
The colleges department has already sent request to the Planning and Development Department but it has not approved the fund so far.
Syed Kausar Abbas, a civil society activist when contacted said that the constituency belongs to the elected representatives Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Malik Abrar Ahmad. Both elected representatives have been approached a number of times during the last eight years but they always made fake commitments. Kausar Abbas said that the government spent billions of rupees on colleges but work could not be completed on them.