KARAK - Office-bearers of different political parties have urged the provincial government to implement the 25-A Act of 1973 Constitution and stressed the need for providing equal education opportunities to girls by establishing more institutions for them.

This was demanded in a daylong workshop held here at Khwendo Koor area here on Friday. District General Secretary of Jamaat-i-Islami, Ayatullah, Jamaitul Ulema Islam (F) District Press Secretary Maulana Waheed Shah, Awami National Party District Organiser Ilyas Khattak, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) District General Secretary Rauf Khattak, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party District General Secretary Mehboob Janan and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) District General Secretary Muhammad Janan attended the workshop.

They demanded the end of corporal punishment in the state-run schools and added that the parents should be made bound by law to send their children to schools. They regretted that the parents were not focusing on education of their girls and asked the parents to educate their daughters to make the country educated one in real sense as to educate a woman is equal to educate a family.

They stressed on the provincial and central leaderships of their respective parties to enact law for compulsory education to increase the enrolment in schools. They also stressed on quality education.

week against ­Corruption

Anti-Corruption Week celebrations were observed at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan.

In this regard several events were organised including a walk in which Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Ihsan Ali, Deputy Commissioner Mardan, Aamir Latif, Dean Faculty of Arts, Dr Jahanzed, Prof Dr Zahoor-ul-Haq, Registrar, Dr Saeed Islam, Director HRD, Dr Amir Zaman, heads of all the departments and sections as well as a number of students participated.

Deputy Commissioner Mardan, in his address, said that corruption is eating the roots of the country like termites, which has in return adversely affected the progress of the country. He further said that the present government is fighting hard to eradicate corruption by introducing the RTT and new accountability bill.