NOORPUR THAL - The Vocational Training Institute Employees Association (VTIEA) Noopur Thal chapter has demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to regularise the service of VTIEs working on contract basis. VTIEs spokesman Malik Muhammad Saeed lauded the Punjab government decision regarding regularisation of services of contractual employees from pay scale 1 to 15. According to him, VTIEs had to suffer a lot as their salaries remained stuck for months and they had to launch protest repeatedly to get their salaries.

He appealed to the Punjab CM to also consider the confirmation of services of VTIES.

Solar panels distribution ceremony held:  Educationist Sardar Sajjad Hussain Khan said that teachers should focus on making the new generation true Pakistanis instead of Sindhis, Punjabis, Balochs or Pakhtuns.

Addressing the solar panels distribution ceremony at Govt Boys High School Khatwan on Friday, he said that under 'Khadam-e-Punjab Ujala programme solar lamps' were being given to brilliant students across district Khushab.

He said that the Ujala Programme was a revolutionary step of the Punjab government which would enable students to continue their studies during loadshedding.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Teacher Union local leader Karam Ilahi Bhatti urged the students to work hard and utilise the facility for their progress. A large number of people attended the ceremony.