OKARA-Dozens of male and female students of a private college held a protest in front of Okara Press Club against the college demand for payment of Rs70,000 in addition to the total fee they have already paid.

They demanded that the district administration should take immediate action against the unlawful and unjustified demand. The protesting students led by 2nd year pre-medical girls student Noor Fatima told the media that all the pre-medical, pre-engineering and ICS students had paid their total two years fee. However, the administration of the institution had forced the students to pay further Rs70,000 otherwise their admission form for the final examination would not be entertained, they said.

They further said that in spite of the day-long arguments, the administration had turned a deaf ear to the students’ hue and cry. The administration said that the students could get migration letter for other institutions after paying Rs 35,000.

The students chanted slogans against the administration and marched in protest to the office of the District Coordination Officer at District Complex demanding action to save their education career.

ELECTROCUTION: A labourer was electrocuted while two others suffered injuries during the construction work in village 5/1R A near Renal Khurd. In the village during the construction work, the iron rod of the roof top was connected with the nearby electricity wires. Kashif of village 24/2R was electrocuted on the spot while the labourer Ashraf and Ashiq suffered injuries and were shifted to a hospital.