LAKKI MARWAT - The District Education Department launched a programme to activate Shaheen Scout Units in boy's primary schools with the aim to boost scouting activities in the district.

The programme was launched at a function held in Government Primary School No 2, Lakki Meenakhel (Mandar) on Wednesday.

ASDEO physical Nisar Muhammad, ASDEO Meenakhel circle Abdul Rehman Rasheed, scout leaders, including Yaseen Khan and Haji Anwar Saleem and headmasters of primary schools were in the attendance.

On the occasion, Nisar said that activation of Shaheen Scout Units in primary schools was inevitable as the students should learn and know about the importance of scouting from grass roots level. He called upon the headmasters to set up scout units in their respective schools and the schools having such scout units should activate them without any delay.

Speaking at the function, ASDEO Abdul Rehman directed headmasters to spend Shaheen fund on scouting activities and encourage students to participate in such healthy activities with enthusiasm.

"There is need to inject spirit of serving humanity into the students from primary level schooling," he told, saying that the objectives can be achieved successfully by encouraging students to take part in scouting activities.

QWP for ending prolong loadshedding

The district chapter of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) has hailed the reduction in prices of oil commodities and has asked the government to take notice of prolong loadshedding.

At a meeting held in Begukhel on Wednesday under the chair of district General Secretary Imranullah Khan, a unanimously resolution was adopted wherein authorities concerned were condemned for carrying out unfair loadshedding in the district. Office-bearers of Begukhel and Darra Tang union councils attended the meeting.

Imranullah said that urban and rural localities were hard hit by continuous electricity loadshedding, which had made the lives of local people miserable.

He said that at the start of summer the protracted duration of outages had become intolerable for the residents of entire district.

He said that the caretaker government took a bold decision to reduce oil prices, as it would help to minimize miseries of people to greater extent.

He said that local people would have no option other than to hold agitation if unfair electricity loadshedding was not halted immediately.