‘200 buses be­ing pro­vided to Fed­eral Edu in­sti­tu­tions’

The Pak Banker - - COM­PA­NIES/BOSS - Staff Re­porter

Min­is­ter Cap­i­tal Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Devel­op­ment Divi­sion ( CADD) Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Thurs­day said 200 buses would be pro­vided to ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions of the fed­eral cap­i­tal to fa­cil­i­tate stu­dents. Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion in the Se­nate, the min­is­ter said sum­mary had been moved to pro­vide those buses to the Fed­eral Direc­torate of Ed­u­ca­tion (FDE) for its ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions which would be made as model for rest of the in­sti­tu­tions of the coun­try in terms of fa­cil­i­ties and qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion.

He said the trans­port fa­cil­ity would be put on mod­ern lines and be watched through vi­brant se­cu­rity sys­tem. Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry said there were a to­tal of 422 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in the fed­eral cap­i­tal, of which had been up­graded un­der a rel­e­vant Prime Min­is­ter's project while 200 more would be made as model dur­ing the cur­rent year at a cost of Rs 2 bil­lion.

In next phase, the re­main­ing in­sti­tu­tions would be trans­formed into model in­sti­tu­tions next year at the same amount.

The Min­is­ter said ev­ery ef­fort was be­ing made to en­sure safe, se­cure and con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment in all the ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions. As part of such ef­forts, he added an amount of Rs. 182.337 mil­lion al­lo­cated and trans­ferred to Pak­istan Works Depart­ment ( PWD) for re­pair­ing and up­lift­ing of bound­ary wall of ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

He said in­stal­la­tion of ra­zor wire was also in­cluded in the project and the work had been started in 24 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions work­ing un­der FDE. He said un­der first phase of Prime Min­is­ter Ed­u­ca­tion Re­forms Pro­gramme work on up­rais­ing of bound­ary walls of 22 in­sti­tu­tions was near com­ple­tion and the work of re­main­ing in­sti­tu­tions would be car­ried out in sec­ond phase.

He said pro­vi­sion of CCTV Surveil­lance Sys­tem in all pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions had been put in place un­der FDE, adding watch­men were ap­pointed in the in­sti­tu­tions and they per­form their du­ties vig­i­lantly to en­sure se­cu­rity of the in­sti­tu­tions.

In ad­di­tion to the above, Spe­cial Branch of the of­fice of As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice has been as­signed to con­duct se­cu­rity au­dit of pri­vate ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions of Is­lam­abad.

More­over, of­fice of the Chief Com­mis­sioner ( ICT) has con­sti­tuted an Im­ple­men­ta­tion Watch Com­mit­tee to re­view se­cu­rity ar­range­ments of these pri­vate ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

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