RAWALPINDI - Lack of public sector college in the entire area of Rawalpindi cantonment has exposed the slogan of government “education for all” and has deprived the residents of basic facility of education.

This is widely sprawling area and is manned by million of people but they are not fortunate enough to bring any revolutionary change in the life of their illiterate sons and daughters as no college is there to cater to their needs. The colleges operating in private sector are only elite class specific and they can not skim off the cream  of much hyped education policy of the government.

“Non-existence of government-run college is problematic for all but our sons brave this problem because they are boys but we are too much concerned to  see our daughters going to colleges in remote areas sitting tightly pressed in the suzukis,said Ghulam Muhammad, a resident.

“We send our girls to colleges in remote areas but we remain anxious about their safe return to home. Our eyes remain fixed on doors till our daughters come back from their colleges safe and secure,” said Ghazala Begum, a housewife.

During the previous regime, separate college for boys and girls were approved and construction was also started thereon on Dhok Syedan road but the work was suspended by the present government. The citizens are taking out rallies to for pressing ahead their demand on construction of colleges but all have gone unavailing. The residents have demanded of the government to provide one college each for girls and boys as soon as possible.