MULTAN

District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal warned the owners of private schools that their institutions would be sealed after summer vacations if they failed to make security arrangements prescribed by the government.

Talking to a delegation of school owners here on Tuesday, he added that the institutions must get installed CCTV cameras, raise the height of boundary wall up to eight foot, install-walk-through gate and appoint security guards. He said that arms licenses were being issued to the institutions under new policy. He said that the hidden wanted to create atmosphere of fear and therefore it planned to attack educational institutions. He said that the district administration took all out steps to ensure security of all sensitive places including institutions. He declared that all educations institutions would be provided special SIMs to contact control room in any emergency. He directed the heads of all schools to provide the list of security guards so that they could be trained by police. He directed Buildings officials to carry out survey of all schools and submit a detailed report on the condition of buildings.

CONTRACTORS WARNED: DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal warned on Tuesday that action was being taken against those contractors who installed enormous publicity boards unlawfully at different spots, adding that boards installed at the top of buildings and green belts would be confiscated and cases would be registered against those who installed them.

He disclosed this while talking to a delegation of registered advertisers. He added that the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) had reviewed the list of old contractors and new registration was done. “The PHA has registered 14 advertisers after pre-qualification while other candidates will also be considered if they complete their documents,” he announced. He stressed upon the private sector to step forward and support the PHA for making the city beautiful.

PPF takes out pro-army rally: The activists of Pakistan Patriot Forum (PPF) brought out a rally to express solidarity with Pakistan Army here on Tuesday. The rally started from MDA Chowk and ended at Chowk Kachehri. The PPF chairman Hamza Shahid Lodhi led the rally while workers of different religious and political parties as well as civil society activists participated in it. The participants raised slogans in favour of Pakistan Army and against terrorists.

Speaking on this occasion, Hamza Shahid Lodhi, Inayat Ullah Rehmani, Salim Raja, Babu Nafees Ansari and others said that the role of Pakistan Army and other law enforcing agencies in war against terrorists was laudable.

They added that the nation pinned its all hopes on Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, who led war against terrorists. They pledged their all out support to the army in ongoing war.