SIALKOT-A score of US-based male and female Sikh Yatrees thanked the Pakistani government for properly looking after their sacred places in the country.

They visited Baabey Di Beri Gurudawara in Sialkot amid tight security. Gurudawara’s caretaker Sardar Jaskaran Singh welcomed them upon their arrival. The Sikh pilgrims, led by Sardara Amrinder Singh, performed their rites there and distributed sweets.

On this occasion, the Sikh pilgrims highly hailed Pakistan government’s efforts for looking after their sacred places and safeguarding the rights of the minorities in Pakistan.

WAREHOUSE GUTTED

Gunny bags and other articles were gutted in a fire erupted in a house-cum-go-down of a local merchant in Old Grain Market Pasrur city.

According to the police, the cause of the fire eruption was not yet ascertained. The fighters of the Rescue 1122 extinguished the fire after an hour-long struggle. The Rescue 1122 officials claimed to save the gunny bags worth of Rs4 million.

Only 2 teachers for 900 students

Only two teachers are posted at Govt Girls Degree College Dhalleywali, Head Marala, to teach more than 900 students who have been facing the shortage of teachers for the last four years.

In 2013, the Punjab government had established the college for providing the quality higher education to the local students at local level.

Since its establishment, the number of the students has jumped to 900 but the colleges department still remains unable to increase the number of the teachers.

The perturbed students have been suffering great educational loss due to the acute shortage of the teachers.

When contacted, the college management said that they have repeatedly brought the situation into the notice of the high-ups but to no avail. They said that the college was also unable to hire the CTI teachers due to the financial problems.

Meanwhile, local social, educational, religious and political circles have expressed grave concern over this situation. They have urged Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, Commissioner Gujranwala Division Capt(Rtd) M Asif and Sialkot Deputy Commissioner Dr Farrukh Naveed to look into the matter in the larger interest of the students.