RAWALPINDI - The students of Government Girls Degree College, Kallar Syedan, have complained about the lack of drinking water and warned to stage a protest demo outside the office of Commissioner Rawalpindi Division if water was not provided to them.

They, while talking to The Nation on Wednesday, said that there was no water in the college since long while the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) highups generally and Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Khalid Masood Chaudhry and District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajid Zafar particularly taking no action despite several complaints.

The students complained they had to bring drinking water from home to the college but the situation became difficult when they need to use toilets. They complained that hundreds of students enrolled in the college had been facing water shortage although they repeatedly brought the issue into the notice of the college officials and public elected representatives.

The college officials, requesting anonymity, said that they did not have funds for buying water tankers to meet water shortage. They said the college approached the political administration to provide funds for the purpose but it declined to do the needful. However, college acting principal rebuffed that the college has been facing water shortage.

When contacted, Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Khalid Masood Chaudhry, however, expressed his complete ignorance about the ongoing water shortage in the college. He said that so far not a single complaint he received from any parent or student. "I will definitely take action if somebody approached me in this regard" he added.

MPA Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam could not be contacted for his point of view.