HAFIZABAD - Though the construction of a postgraduate block at the Government Islamia College for Women here completed five years ago at a cost of more than Rs100 million, yet the MA classes have not yet been started despite repeated requests by the local students and their parents.

Resultantly, the female students either have to discontinue their studies or get admission to private institutions which are not affordable for the poor. However, Deputy Director (Colleges) Rana Maqsood Ahmad disclosed that a building for Degree College for Women would be constructed in Sukheke Mandi at a cost of Rs103.747 million and its foundation stone would be laid by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif soon.

He said that the construction work on Boys Degree College Jalapur Bhattian is in full swing at a cost of Rs70.152 million. He said that 70 percent construction work has been completed and the project would complete soon. He further said that postgraduate classes in Economics and Islamiyat in the Boys Degree College have already started and classes of Political Science, Mathematics, English and Urdu would start shortly.

Meanwhile, Principal of Government Islamia College for Women said that she had sent a letter to the authorities concerned for introduction of MA classes in Political Science, English, Punjabi and Mathematics and after the approval and recruitment of staff and teachers by the Punjab Govt, classes would start in the Postgraduate block constructed adjacent to the existing college building.

INJURED: Yaqoob Shahzad Amar, the vice chairman of the Press Club Hafizabad, was injured in a road mishap took place on Katchehri Road. He was on his way to nearby locality when a car hit his bike.