A newly-constructed girls' college at Wazirabad could not be made functional though it has been formally handed over to the Education Department due to nonpayment of Rs4 million to the contractor.

The college building was completed at a cost of Rs80 million one years ago. All articles related to science and computer lab, furniture and library books have already been purchased and now lying in old Girls Degree College under the supervision of Mrs Shahida Arif, the principal. Shahida, who is also project director, has sent relevant documents to the secretary of Higher Education Lahore. The documents are not lying with the Accounts Department for approval.

Earlier, MNA Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema had visited the building and found the project incomplete. But Contractor Bashir Ahmad Cheema is reluctant to complete it till the payment of outstanding amount of Rs4 million.

Notably, the last date for admissions of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Gujranwala and the Punjab University has expired while the last for with late fee is September 22. Students and their parents are worried due to delay in functioning of the college. They demanded the authorities concerned to make the college functional immediately.

POLICE RAID: The City Police raided a house in Bashir Colony and arrested a couple in objectionable condition here the other day. Both the accused Kashif and Sughra were sent behind the bars.