SADIQABAD - As a protest against prolonged loadshedding of gas, dozens of stick-wielding household women staged a sit-in outside the Suigas Office in Jinnah Park, Rahim Yar Khan. Because of the protest, the Computer Section of the Suigas Office was closed down.

Earlier, the women hailing from the streets 6 to 10 of the park locality took out a march which began from the Jinnah Park and culminated at the Suigas Office.  Addressing the participants, speakers said that in other areas, uninterrupted supply of gas was being insured despite low gas pressure while they were facing a great ordeal due to days-long suspension of gas in their areas.

Wielding sticks, the protesting women laid a siege to the office. Chanting slogans against the government, the residtns of the streets were being dealt with discriminately regarding provision of gas. They added that the residents were being sent inflated bills despite days-long suspension of gas. They observed that the additional expenses of woods being used for fuel in place of gas were unbearable.

Talking to the protesting women, Development In-charge Muhammad Anwar termed administrative measures a must to ensure uninterrupted supply and appropriate gas pressure in a many areas. He also assured them that steps would be taken solve the problem in the particular area.

EDUCATION SEMINAR: Under the aegis of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the education department organised a seminar on unconventional education at the Allama Iqbal Auditorium.

The seminar was titled 'Literate and prosperous Punjab through Unconventional Standard Education and our Responsibilities'. Addressing the seminar, Rahim Yar Khan EDO (Finance and Planning) Zahoor Hussain said that an all-out effort would be made nothing would be left undone to alleviate illiteracy from the Punjab province.

Representing district coordination officer, the EDO said that the Punjab government was spending Rs5 billion of its total resources of Rs8 billion.