Chief Secretary’s directives blatantly ignored

Barkatullah Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT: The directives of the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Kazim Niaz have been blatantly ignored by the district administration Lakki Marwat.

The Chief Secretary had visited Lakki Marwat on September 24, 2020, where he proceeded to the District Headquarters Hospital, City Hospital and Government Shaheed Muhammad Ghussan Khan Centennial Model High School No. 1 and directed the Deputy Commissioner Abdul Haseeb Khan to arrange furniture for four classrooms, solar system and green garden in the lawn at the school.

On Wednesday this scribe visited the school to check whether the facilities promised by the CS had been provided or not. The furniture, including 120 chairs were provided to two classrooms while total 250 chairs were required as the students of two classrooms were made to sit on the floor. Secondly, the grass provided by the Forest Department for preparing a green garden in the lawn could not work and grass from another corner garden of the school were taken and cultivated in the garden.

The school’s staff told that clay should have been arranged but here only the ground was dug and the grass were cultivated in the sandy ground. Regarding the solar system, they said that nothing had been done so far and the students had to face tremendous problems during the power outage.

Here, it is worth mentioning to say that the school had a strength of 1400 but being run without principal since March 2020. The issue of proper posting of the principal was also brought into the notice of the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who had noted down the point.

Inside sources of the school told this scribe that a principal Rasheed Nawaz came to the school but got retired on next day which meant he had come for a single day to perform his duty. The teachers told that there were a lot of problems they had been facing due to lack of the designated principal.

Similarly, the CS was also informed about the DDO power of the medical superintendent of the City Hospital which had not yet been honoured. The CS had also directed the then MS of the DHQ Hospital Dr Haleemur Rehman Khattak to arrange a green garden in the lawn of the hospital where the people especially attendants of the patients could sit comfortably but the grasses provided by the Forest Department were cultivated there which could not grow properly and the MS had to purchase more grasses of Indonesian variety from a nursery in Bannu.

Here, it is to be noted that the Commissioner Bannu division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai also paid four visits to check the garden in the DHQ Hospital and during his last visit he expressed his anguish over the much delayed preparation of the garden.

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