NOWSHERA VIRKAN - There are only two teachers available for 174 students in the Government Girls High School which also faces shortage of basic facilities at Baloki village here, it has learnt.

The students are forced to get education while sitting on the ground in the winter season due to unavailability of furniture. Six months ago, the school was upgraded from middle to high level while no headmistress has yet been appointed in the school.

The students are being imparted education only by one teacher while the other one is working as additional in-charge in absence of a headmistress. When contacted, school staff Sania Javed said that the situation in the school had been brought to the notice of education authorities but to no avail. The local residents demanded that the Punjab chief minister should take an action over the situation and appoint teachers immediately in the school.

GOVT CRITICISED: PML Q city president Arshid Ramzan criticised the Punjab government, saying that the chief minister had focused only Lahore as though he were a chief minister of the city and not the province.

He pointed out that in Nowshera Virkan, a number projects were lying incomplete for several years. The delay in completion of these projects was a question mark on the Punjab government's performance.

He further pointed out that cleanliness in the city was very poor as various diseases are spreading in the area.

He said that authorities were not paying heed to the situation despite repeated complaints.