The students of Govt Girls High School No1 Hafizabad staged demonstration to protest against the shifting of the school to the newly constructed Centre of Excellence near Govt Muslim High School and increase in the tuition fee.

They said that while the government announced free education up to matric classes but they were being asked to deposit heavy fee, which has burdened their parents. They further said that no new staff has been appointed in the Centre of Excellence as a result of which their education was being suffered. They demanded re-shifting to the old building located in the City Police Station street.

Separately, the Directorate of Staff Development Punjab has stressed the need for better training of teachers as it is inevitable for quality education of the students.

Addressing a one-month training workshop of newly-recruited teachers at Government High School No2, Head of DTSC Programme Mian Muhammad Safdar directed the teachers to perform their duties with commitment and sincerity to enable their students to become useful and responsible citizens. He also directed them to be punctual in their duties and also inculcate this habit among their students.

ELECTROCUTION: A 24-year-old villager in Thathi Behloolpur was electrocuted when he touched a live electric wire in his house.

According to rescue source, Humayun was making joints of some electric wires in his house when he received serious electric shocks as a result of which he died before any medical aid could be made available to him.