Residents of Parhana and surrounding areas moved to the Circuit Bank of the Peshawar High Court in Abbottabad against the transfer of the only Girls College. “The college has been working in a rented building here for years, but the Education Ministry recently ordered it to be moved to Shergarh district in Oghi Tehsil, so we challenged the unfair transfer process to the court of justice,” provincial lawyers association secretary Fahad Habib told reporters here on Tuesday.
The previous ceremony was attended by Tessel Nazim Bashiruddin Tanoli and a group of people from Paraná and its surroundings.
Habib said the college was approved by former provincial minister Habibur Rahman Tanoli before the government ordered the purchase of land.
“This government not only ordered the transfer of the college, but it also prevented the acquisition of land. All of this was unacceptable to us,” he said. The former minister offers land to build the college.
Tanoli said the petition called for court orders to revoke the government’s notice of the college’s transfer, threatening the future of more than 200 students.
At the same time, former minister Habib Tanoli also submitted a petition saying he was ready to provide the land for a school in the Parhana area free of charge.
The Parliamentary Association of Energy and Water Resources, MNA Salah Muhammad Khan, on Tuesday opened Rs. 1.5 billion at the Batakundi Bridge and Naran-Jhalkhand section of Mansehra-Naran-Jhalkhand Road.
“Completion of bridge and road projects will significantly reduce travel time between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan for both travelers and tourists,” Salah said at the opening ceremony in Naran district.
The Batakundi Bridge, which links Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Gilgit Baltistan, was removed from flash floods four years ago, to the dismay of motorists crossing the Kunhar River.
“The federal government has allowed the allocation of substantial funds to promote tourism in the Kagan Valley and other areas,” the agency said.
He said the government had also agreed to build roads in the valleys of Siren and Kaghan to promote tourism, while Rs 2,000 million would be spent on carpets and facilities.
The parliamentary minister said that the government is considering making the Mansehra-Naran-Jhalkhand road to Babusar Top a full-time artery and if this happens, the province will witness an economic revolution.
He said that if the road remained open to traffic all year round, the picturesque valley would not only attract tourists even during snowfall, but the movement of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Gilgit-Baltistan would not stop either.
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