PESHAWAR - Activists of Khyber Students Union (KSU) on Monday held a protest demonstration against Sarband Police here outside the press club, demanding immediate release of their fellow student.

The protesting students led by KSU President Younas Khan and General Secretary Aimal Khan were holding placards inscribed with slogans to press for the early release of their fellow Islam Nabi, a student of Government Koh-i-Sher Haider college, Bara. They also raised slogans against the highhandedness of police and demanded stern action against the police personnel for following arrogant behaviour with tribal students. The KSU president informed on the occasion that their fellow student Islam Nabi was arrested by Sarband police on January 21 and later on released him on guarantee. “But now he (Nabi) is again missing and the police are showing their ignorance regarding his whereabouts,” he added.

He also said that exam was approaching quite near and if the arrested student was not released his academic year will be wasted.

The protesting tribal students demanded the governor and chief minister KPK to take notice of the alleged illegal detention and ensure early release of innocent tribal student.

Meanwhile, Right to Play, an international non-governmental organisation in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology (PICO) organised a one-day eye camp for resolution of refraction issues in children and community members in Jalozai Camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) here on Monday.

A group of members from PICO headed by Dr Jamal and Sabir khan from Right To play has took part in making it a fruitful event

More than 400 school children and community members were screened out. Allergy, dry-eyes, viral infection, ocular pain and refraction error were noticed as common eye diseases and which needs to be solved.

The main objective of holding the eye camp was to create awareness  regarding health issues, in this context awareness material of eye diseases was also distributed among children and community for disseminating awareness and preventive measures

The theme of the programme is “Better Vision better Life” in which the awareness about eye diseases and importance of caring eyes for better life was focused.

For this purpose PICO has provided free eye check up facility through  advance eye instruments and medicines were also provided to the patients of eye by Right To play.