As many as six different government schools still lying inundated with floodwater in Pasrur tehsil, due to which the classes have not yet been started in these schools, despite reopening of schools across the country.

Rehabilitation of Flood Affectees tehsil Committee Convener Prof Shehzad Butt told the newsmen that the buildings of as many as 100 different government schools in the tehsil had been damaged during the month-long flood. He said that out of these 100 affected schools included Govt Boys High School Pindi Bhaagu, Govt Boys Primary School Bhalor, Govt Girls Primary School Aahal, Govt Girls High School Khanpur Syedan, Govt Boys Primary School Malaaney and Govt Primary School Syed Niyal still had been lying inundated as four to five feet floodwater.

He urged the district administration to ensure early resumption of classes in these schools.

Early registration of kiln workers ordered: The Sialkot Labour Department has shown its inability in providing registration data of labourers and their families working in bricks kilns located at Sialkot district.

During an important meeting of District Vigilance Committee on Bricks Kilns Workers Rights Sialkot at the DCO office, the labour officials disclosed that the department had no record of such workers and their families because they had not been yet registered with the Social Security Department, Employees Oldage Benefit Institute and Labour Department since the creation of Pakistan.

District Coordination Officer Iftikhar Ali Sahu expressed grave concern over the non-availability of any official record about the registration data. He directed the officials concerned to ensure the early registration of all the bricks kilns workers, labourers and their families, working at the bricks kilns in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils of.

The DCO pledged to remove all the hurdles to ensure provision of their basic rights. During the meeting, all the stakeholders including owners of bricks kilns assured their full cooperation for provision of basic rights for the bricks kilns’ workers.