SIALKOT-A protest demonstration was held here as there was no let-up in the miseries of the B-forms seekers who are found queued up outside the Nadra offices for hours.

The students and their parents are found in long queues in front of its offices in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils to get the forms declared compulsory by the Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education to get admission in 9th and other classes.

They said that the condition was still very painful for the visitors due to the great rush outside the offices which were unable to accommodate a number of the visitors including women. They staged the protest demonstrations outside the NADRA offices due to their alleged sluggish aptitude.

The B-Form condition causes a great rush of the people at the offices of the local union councils. People have to pay fee first to get computerised birth certificates and later they have to pay the urgent fee of Rs500 per B-Form at Nadra offices. Parents complained that they had got their children's names registered with their respective union councils but the records were not available there and they have to face another painful and prolonged process of getting fresh entry of their children.

Nadra has already fixed a fee of Rs500 per B-Form (in the name of Executive Token) to get the B-Form on urgent basis. The people said instead of issuing the normal token, the officials force them to get the Executive Token. They termed it a great pity for the daily wagers. Meanwhile, the officials said that they were working till late at night after starting the routine work early in the morning even on Saturdays.

Several protesting parents said that hundreds of thousands of students were still unable to deposit their admissions due to non-availability of the B-forms. They demanded that the BISE Gujranwala should extend the last date of submission of admission forms for different classes.

When contacted, the Nadra officials in Sialkot said that they were already busy preparing the CNICs which was affecting the routine work at Nadra offices. They said that the officials were already doing maximum duty for the purpose.

The BISE officers were of the view that the B-Form practice was done every year. The students, teachers and parents know that it is compulsory for admissions but they do not bother to get the forms before the rush days, he regretted. He said that they should get the form whenever they have time before last days of submission. According to Sabir Ghauri, assistant director Nadra Zone 4 Sialkot, there are nine Nadra NRCs and 4 mobile vans in Sialkot district to serve the 4 million population.