PESHAWAR - A group of social workers on Wednesday vowed to improve the education system in government and private schools all over the country including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because with the passage of time modern techniques should be adopted.

“We want to provide equal education opportunity to private as well as public sectors schools through audio and video CDs and DVDs and stop the curse of cheating during exams,” said Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, Regional Director of Visual and Education Technology Organization (VETO), while addressing a press conference at the Press Club.

He said that the system was introduced for the first time in Pakistan and through this new system a student could study a book within three months without the support of a teacher which could not be taught to them in schools during the period of one year. The Director said that they had visited to 430 different private and government schools and made the students aware about the system and distributed CDs among 1000 students and getting benefits from them.

Flanked by other office-bearer of the organization added that his organization had collected the lectures of different teachers of private schools through CDs and DVDs which was containing text books of 9th and 10th class including Chemistry, , Mathematics and English Literature and Grammar.

“We have to establish 10 digital academies in all 25 district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province” said Mr Shah adding they had already an academy in Peshawar district in which students were being studied through CDs and DVDs lectures while orphan and poor students were being provided free of cost education in these academies.

The curse of cheating during examination could be rooted out in all the educational institutions through introducing camera recording. He said they would introduce digital libraries in private and government schools through CDs aimed at promoting the habit of reading among the students.

Meanwhile, Khyber Trawler Drivers and Workers’ Union has demanded of the government to revise the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) ‘carrier-bonded’, with a threat to stop commercial and non-commercial loading from next week.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday here at Peshawar Press Club, Union General Secretary Sikandar Hayat said that due to the wrong policies of certain officers of FBR the transport business was destroyed. He said that earlier NLC used to bring trawlers from Karachi to Peshawar, in which both NLC and transporters were happy, but now the FBR has abolished that arrangement and attached the carrier-bonded to Afghan transit trade, which is a conspiracy against the transports, he added.

Under this policy, a trawler would have to bring a container from Karachi to Torkham boarder and will not be allowed to change trawler, he maintained.

Flanked by Workers’ Union President Jehanzeb and SENIOR VICE President Yousaf, he alleged that officers of FBR took huge bribe and introduced carrier-bonded policy, which has almost destroyed transport activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, he added.

“With this policy of the government, he expressed fear that thousands of people would become jobless and ultimately poverty ratio would be increased. The government should revise the immature policy of FBR and ascertain the hardships of transporters, elders of the transport union said.