Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Schoolchildren Complain of Unhygienic Drinking water in Multan

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - Multan—Non-provision of safe drinking water was the main complaint lodged by children of scores of government schools to Commissioner for Children Ombudsman Punjab Javed NA Khan at a “Khuli Katcheri” (open court) here on Tuesday.

The open court, participated by hundreds of schoolchildren, was held at the local Circuit House and attended by a a large number of officials of police, WASA, MDA and district government.

Students informed the commissioner that due to drinking unsafe water, they were falling prey to diseases, such as hepatitis B and C.

The other complaints pertained to shortage of teachers and some social problems.

The students of Girls Higher Secondary School, Chah Boharwala, said there was only one English teacher available for 600 girls studying in intermediate classes.

Simliarly, the students of Government Muslim Girls School complained that they had to study under constant fear due to the presence of a large number of drug addicts under the flyover in front of their school. They requested the commissioner to do the needful.

Other students complained of shortage of teachers, helping staff, rooms, library and computer labs.

The commissioner issued directives for redressal of the complaints.

He also urged the students to file applications in his office about their problems as the Ombudsman office was a guardian of their rights and would ensure early relief to them

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