LAKKI MARWAT - Office bearers of the teachers' organisations have threatened to launch protests if the provincial government attempts to implement its decision to merge BISE Bannu with DI Khan educational board.

At a joint meeting of all subject specialists association Lakki Marwat and Bannu chapters held in Naurang town on Sunday, the teachers' leaders said that the government should avoid merging both the educational boards. "The teacher communities and residents of Lakki and Bannu districts and North Waziristan Agency will not accept this decision," they maintained.

ASSA Lakki President Taj Muhammad said at the meeting that merging of educational boards was an unwise step and it would not bring any positive changes in the prevailing examination system.

He said that merging of educational boards was not the solution to improve examination system.

"The educational circles and residents of the area will resist merging of the board of intermediate and secondary education Bannu into the DI Khan educational board," said Naeem Khan, the President of ASSA Bannu.

They asked the government to constitute a special committee comprising senior teachers from schools and colleges and tasked it to submit proposals and recommendations for brining improvement in the exams system and affairs of the educational boards.

They also demanded of the government to appoint honest officers against the key posts like chairman, secretary, controller of exams, deputy controller of exams in the educational boards.

10 PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS ARRESTED: Meanwhile, the city police claimed to have captured 10 proclaimed offenders during a search operation in the limits of Dadiwala and Lakki police stations.

Briefing media at the Lakki police station, an official said that on information about the presence of outlaws in different rural localities District Police Officer Ismail Kharak tasked Lakki and Naurang SDPOs Rafiullah Khan and Niaz Gul to conduct a search operation.

He said that police carried out raids in Wanda Akhundan, Wanda Sherdil, Daulatkhel, Wanda Kutana, Langerkhel and Landa Ahmadkhel and rounded up ten wanted criminals.

"The law enforcers also seized a Klashanikov, a rifle and 115 bullets from two arrested outlaws namely Muhammad Riaz and Zahidullah," he maintained.