Grade five exams
Spokesperson of KP’s Education Department has said that the exams for Grade 5 will be held on time according to the pre-defined schedule. Exams and assessment will start from the first week of March.
Academic institutes to be sealed on security grounds
KP Police has decided to seal the schools which do not fulfill the security benchmarks. Police teams have been formed for inspecting the schools.
Girls’ schools not reopened despite return Of IDP,s
Five of total six girls’ schools in Kamarkhel area of Bara have not been reopened yet despite official announcements and assurances. Parents and elders in the area said that with almost all displaced families from Kamarkhel area already rehabilitated to their homes till December last year, only one girls school in Adam Khan Kallay had been reopened.
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Teaching assistants disrupt traffic for hours in Peshawar
The traffic was disrupted on Tuesday as members of the Teaching Assistants Society blocked the busy Sher Shah Suri Road near the Governor’s House to demand regularisation of services and service structure. The blockade of the main artillery near the Peshawar Press Club and later the Governor’s House for hours caused extreme inconvenience to motorists and commuters. The people were seen and heard cursing the protesters and the administration for causing them sufferings.
Lakki schools told to ensure staff, student attendance
The district education department has directed the heads of local schools to ensure the attendance of teachers and students warning the absentees will be dealt with strictly. The directions were issued by district education officer Haziqur Rehman during a meeting at the Government Higher Secondary School, Tajazai, on Tuesday.
Students take part in trials for youth games
A large number of students from different government schools took part in the trials for different games at the Lt Adnan Shaheed Sports Complex, Tajazai, and Kabeer Khan stadium in Lakki city here the other day. The trials are being held under the auspices of sports department to select players for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Youth Under-23 Games.
Complete Story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1240090
KP to spend 28pc of budget on education
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan has said that the provincial government has increased education budget to Rs.100 billion, which 28% of the total budget. Besides, maximum of utilization of information technology in public sector schools and visible change in teaching, they are also initiating a programme for ensuring the attendance of teachers and students and for this purpose, they in contact with both domestic and foreign IT companies.
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KP to make all recruits thru NTS
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government has principally decided to make all types of recruitments except class-IV in the projects/programmes running under the health department through National Testing Service (NTS). It has also been decided to computerize all the official records and day to day business of the projects.
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Merit list of M.Phil and Phd
JTI’s members have demanded the suspension of Balochistan University’s administration for not issuing the merit list for admissions is M.Phil and PhD. The lists were prepared one year back but they have not been issued hitherto.
K-P govt to regularise services of ad hoc lecturers in FATA
The provincial government is planning to regularise the services of ad hoc lecturers and teaching assistants in the tribal belt. This was said by K-P Government Spokesperson and Special Assistant to CM Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani during a high-level meeting held in the city on Tuesday.
Protest by Engineering University students
On one hand, AJK government makes claims of revolutionizing education sector. But on the other hand, Pakistan Engineering Council has refused to give accreditation to the Engineering University of Muzaffarabad. Students of the university are protesting against the decision.
Jobs for Educated Youth
M.Phil and PhD qualified youth of AJK will be sent to friend countries for job purpose. They will be sent through government expense.
Roots CEO praises students for distinctions in exams
CEO Roots International Schools proudly acknowledges the hard work of the students who hold the distinction in the Cambridge international examinations. The CEO said that brilliant representatives of RIS endorsed their successes to absolute diligence, dedicated self-study and above all to the zealous determinations of their fanatical teachers.
Quality education in Govt. schools
Marium Nawaz inspected development work of Boys School F-8, along with her media cell members. She said that the quality of education would improve with Prime Minister Education Reform Package. She said that the standard of government schools would emulate the standard of private schools.
Capital’s 422 schools to get bio-metric attendance system
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) is going to introduce biometric attendance system for the teaching and non-teaching staff of its 422schools. A human resources management system (HRMS) is also being established by administration to enhance the functioning of capital’s educational body.
Kohinoor boy’s school lacks basic facilities
Kohinoor Boys School lacks basic facilities, including furniture, class rooms and clean drinking water, for over 1,000 enrolled students, says a survey conducted by Youth Accountability Ambassadors of Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO). SSDO raised a campaign for provision of missing facilities to ‘Government Boys School Kohinoor Mills’ that does not have basic facilities for students.
SC bench takes up appeals of convicts in APS case
The Supreme Court Was Informed On Tuesday That The Appeals Filed By Two Convicts In The Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) Massacre Case In The Military Appellate Forum Had Been Rejected, And The Competent Authority — The Army Chief — Had Approved Their Death Sentences.
TMUC student council takes Oath
The Millennium University College (TMUC) organised an oath taking ceremony for the Student Council 2016 at the TMUC H-11 campus, Islamabad, says a press release. Anna Faisal, the executive director Roots Millennium Schools (RMS), was the chief guest. She administered the oath to the student council and later distributed badges to the new members of the council.
Extra-curricular activities necessary for students
Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation, Mishaal Malik has said that extra-curricular activities are necessary for the students. She was speaking at a peace dialogue in Islamabad Model College for Girls.
HEC review panel visits Sargodha University
Review panel of HEC visited Sargodha University for inspecting quality of education in different faculties. Vice Chancellor briefed the panel about various research and development works. HEC has also decided to formulate an internal accountability system.
Madrissahs agree to take aid through banking channel
NACTA’s Chairan Ahsaan Ghani has said that there is no existence of ISIS in Pakistan. Madrissahs have also agreed to accept foreign grants and aids through proper banking channel.
Baloch students in a quandary as govt. delays release of education fund
The much-hyped Prime Minister’s Scholarship Programme for the talented and deserving students of Balochistan seems to have fallen victim to government red tape as the Federal Finance Ministry has not released the money for students’ fee to the ministry concerned since April last year, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt.
AIOU launches students website
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has introduced a new updated-website facilitating the students to have easy access and communication with the university in academic matters. It is a students’ friendly website which contains special features like information about tutors, assignments’ schedules, books and degrees’ tracking system. It also facilitates the students for submitting online application for admission.
US embassy welcomes 200 students to English Access Programme
The US Embassy Public Affairs Counselor Jeffrey Sexton on Tuesday welcomed a new cohort of 200 students from Sir Syed Public School, Rawalpindi to the English Access Micro Scholarship Programme in a ceremony. The students between 13 to 16 years of age will participate in a two-year programme to develop English language skills that would lead to better educational prospects and future job opportunities.
Haiku education workshop starts at NUML
A three-day Haiku Education Workshop started here Tuesday at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in the Pakistan and Haiku Society. The purpose of organizing Haiku Education Workshop is to teach the art of Haiku poetry writing in Urdu to the young students of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, as this year more than 50 students from different colleges and universities are participating in the workshop.
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Bridging gap between traditional, formal education
Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Masoom Yasinzai Tuesday has called for bridging the gap between traditional and formal education system. He made these remarks addressing to a 40-member delegation of students hailing from districts of Balushistan which called on him at new campus of the university.
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Roll number slips for SSc exam issued
Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE), Lahore on Tuesday claimed to have issued roll number slips to all private candidates appearing in Secondary School Annual (Part-II) Examination, 2016 starting from March 01. A BISE spokesperson said Lahore Board had made necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of exam in which some 216,528 candidates (108,420 boys and 108,108 girls) will appear.
Appointment of security guards goes to backburner
Education department has failed to appoint experienced guards in A-plus & A category schools. 400 posts had been advertised for the posts of security guards. Only 70 applications were received for the post.
Complaint cell established in PEF
Upon the directions of Chairman, Punjab Education Foundation, a complaint cell has been formed. According to the spokesperson complaint cell can be visited at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Promotion of teachers
Education Department has promoted 187 school teachers of Punjab. 11 teachers of Lahore will be promoted in these phase. They have been promoted in BPS-18.
Students perturbed over out of syllabus questions
In the middle exams, being held by Punjab Examination Commission, students were given an out of syllabus question paper for English. Both teachers and students are perturbed over this injustice.
Roof of school collapses in Pasrur, Students remain safe
Roof of a school collapsed here Wednesday but the students and teacher remained safe in the incident. Source said that dilapidated roof a school suddenly came down in Kot Dina of Pasrur. However, 150 students and their teachers survived as they were out of the building, taking classes in the playground.
Strict action against child labor on brick kilns
Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal has directed all the district administrations to take strict action against child labor on brick kilns. They should be admitted to government schools with immediate effect.
Plundering in the garb of security arrangements
50 lac rupees had been collected from schools for the purchase of weapons. But it seems that the purchased weapons are ineffective. DCO Qasoor charged 7000 rupees to every school for granting permission for use of arms.
Petition in Lahore High Court for security of private schools
Adeeb Javedani has made a petition in Lahore High court against the government’s directive for self organised security arrangements. He has urged the court to give stay order against the directives of Punjab government.
MoU between SMEDA and Bahria University
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority and Bahria University have entered into an agreement for promoting youth led business activities.
Results announced by Punjab University
Punjab University has announced the results for BS, 2nd and 4th Semesters and B.S.Ed 2nd Annual 2014 and 1st Annual 2015.
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Seminar in Lahore School of Economics
Lahore School of Economic held a seminar on role of foreign expatriates in economic stability. Addressing the seminar, Ishrat Hussain said that the fall in oil price could have become a challenge to stabilize the economy.
Feud between Student Unions
Two student union groups engaged in a feud in the hostel of a government university. 20 students got injured during the feud.
Sports and Culture festival in Superior University
Superior group of Colleges and Universities held a sports and culture festival. Large number of students, teachers and their parents flocked towards the event.
IUB Students’ Convocation
The ninth convocation of Islamia University of Bahawalpur was held at the Baghdadul Jadeed Campus. Minister of State of Education and Interior Affairs Mian Muhammad Baligur Rehman was the chief guest and Minister of Education, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rana Mashood Ahmed Khan was the guest of honour.
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‘Wall of Help’ Comes to life outside St Patrick’s High School
Philanthropy seems to know no bounds when it comes to the people of Karachi. After the ‘Wall of Kindness’ set up at Sea View, two Advanced Level students have taken up an initiative to serve the city’s poor for free. The wall outside Gate 3 of Saint Patrick’s High School presented a different look on Tuesday, with hooks drilled next to the words ‘Wall of Help’ and ‘Deewar-e-Zaroorat’.
School & College staff rush for bio-metric registration
There was a mad rush at the IT data center of the education and literacy department in the Sindh secretariat on Tuesday, which was the deadline for the biometric registration of all teaching and non-teaching staff of government schools and colleges across the province.
Education expo by USEFP
US Consulate, USEFP and Education USA held an education expo. More than 22 different universities and colleges of USA placed their stalls in the expo.
New attendance regulations in Dawood University
Dawood University of Engineering and Technology has made new regulations for attendance requirements. The new coming students will have to maintain minimum attendance of 75%.
Ban on ceil in SMIU
Sindh Madrissa tul Islam University has banned the female students to wear veil and scarf. The students who wear veil are not sent to foreign tours.
Complete Story: http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/E-Paper/karachi/2016-02-17/page-2
Mock counter-terror drill staged for varsity students
The soldiers of Pakistan Army conducted a mock counter-terrorism exercise at Malir Cantonment on Tuesday to create awareness among the students. The soldiers displayed their formidable skills to the students belonging to different universities so that they could protect themselves from any untoward situation. The soldiers depicted that how they react to terror attacks when terrorists enter in a market.
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NTS & PTS By Rehmatullah
NATIONAL Testing Service (NTS), recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), is the largest institution of Pakistan which conducts academic and job-related examinations. There are several allegations that NTS is not working properly.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1239983
FCPS training by Shakir Hussain Jafferi
A MEDICAL and dental graduate who qualifies the first part of FCPS examination, has to undergo four-year training at a teaching institute recognised by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and registered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan.
Complete story: http://www.dawn.com/news/1239995/fcps-training
Dismal state of education in Balochistan By Saboor Ahmed Kakar
THE 18th constitutional amendment committed Pakistan to free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of five and sixteen. And the Balochistan government has already declared an education emergency in the province and enforced Article 25-A of the Constitution. Yet, more than 60 percent children are out of school in Balochistan. Majority of people cannot afford private schools besides these schools vary greatly in quality, methodology and teacher qualifications.
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Security for academic institutes By Adeeb Javedani
Security of 59% of schools is insufficient. 3.21 billion rupees have been spent on the security of government schools. 90% schools have no barbed wires and walk-through gates.
Nearly a month after being targeted in a ghastly manner by terrorists in an attack that claimed 21 lives, the Bacha Khan University (BKU) in Khyber Pakthunkhwa’s (KP’s) Charsadda district has reopened. The attack on BKU was consistent with the post-Zarb-e-Azb strategy of the terrorists to attack so-called ‘soft targets’ in lieu of the representatives of the country’s security architecture, thereby spreading shockwaves across society and sending a reminder that the terrorist threat was still very much present.
Letters to Editor
Lack of military training in academic institutes
In the past, there used to be military training in academic institutes. It ended in 2002. If we restart NCC course in our academic institutes then there would be control on losses through terrorist attacks.
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Government raises education budget to Rs100b: Atif
Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mr. Mohammad Atif Khan said that the provincial government has increased education budget to Rs.100 billion, which is 28% of the total budget. Besides, maximum of utilization of information technology in public sector schools and visible change in teaching, they are also initiating a program for ensuring the attendance of teachers and students & contacted both domestic and foreign IT companies for this purpose .
Daily Subh, Peshawar, Page No. 3
Daily Mashriq, Peshawar, Page No. 2
Privatization of schools never accepted at any cost: Muhammad Nasir
Charsadda: The District President Tanzeem-e-Asatzah Charsadda, Mr. Muhammad Nasir Khan said that the privatization of the schools is never accepted at any cost.
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Adhoc Lecturers demand for permanent Jobs
Peshawar: The Adhoc lecturers from Federally Administered Tribal Areas on Monday set up a protest camp outside the Peshawar Press Club, demanding immediate regularization of their services. Headed by FATA Adhoc Lecturers Association president, Mr. Afsar Khan and the general secretary Mr. Safiullah and others, the protestors had displayed placards and banners in the protest camp.
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105 promoted female teachers still deprived to get salary
Peshawar: As per the office circular of the District Education Officer (Female) Nowshera May 23rd, 2015, 105 female teachers promoted to the next cadre through departmental promotion committee but are still deprived to get salaries.
Complete story: Daily Khabrain, Peshawar, Page No. 8
Government high school Topi reopens after 72 years
Swabi: The government high school Topi reopens after the 72 years. The inauguration ceremony was held in the school very emotional scene. The MPA Sheraz Khan cries emotionally during the public gathering address. These things effect on the students and local community gathering and they shower the flowers on the MPA.
Complete Story: Daily Awam-un-Nas, Peshawar, Page No. 2
School building at security risk
Mardan Katlung: The under construction building of government primary school Shareefabad becomes the security risk. Both girl and boy students are forced to sit in open sky.
Complete Story: Daily Surkhab, Peshawar, Page No. 3
FATA teachers given threat for protest sitting again
Bajawar Agency: The Fata teachers once again have given threat to sit in as protest in Islamabad, if their demands are not accepted.
Complete Story: Daily Aaj, Peshawar, page No. 5
Furniture & books should be ensured in schools: District Chairman
District Quetta: The District Chairman Quetta Mr. Malik Naeem Khan appealed to the Government and concerned high officials of Education department to ensure availability of books and furniture in schools, which are going to open from 1st March. He said all members and chairman of union councils should visit all schools and to know the problems of schools and contact to concerned officials to resolve the issues. He said furniture, books and teachers scarcity should be resolved as early as possible.
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M.Phil & P.hd merit list should be displayed: Asmatullah
District Quetta: The Central convener JTI Mr. Asmatullah, along with others, said that merit list of M.Phil & P.hd should be displayed, which is in held for past one year. He said such delay is proving the negligence and lack of interest of Balochistan University officials, demanding from the Secretary Education, Governor and other officials to resolve the issue so that classes can be commenced as early as possible.
Middle School without basic facilities and furniture
District Jafferabad: The Middle school Village Bashirabad Domki is deprived of basic facilities and furniture. The students are getting education under the open sky; school upgraded in 2011 and still teacher’s scarcity and other basic facilities are unavailable. Mr. Hajjan Domki area landlord said negligence of Education officials is resulting the destructing of Education department. He demanded from Government to focus on the school issues.
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Resources will be utilized for educational facilitation: Yousif Badeni
District Quetta: The Senator PPP Mr. Haji Muhammad Yousif Badeni said that all resources will be utilized for the providence of educational facilities. Educational backwardness can only be eradicated through education and awareness.
Complete Story: Daily Aazadi Quetta, Page No. 2
EDO education misuses powers: Hameed Ghulamani
District Khuzdar: The district leader PPP, Mr. Abdul Hameed Ghulamani said in statement that EDO Khuzdar is misusing the powers. He has included the failure candidate in merit list of NTS for recruitment, which is violation of merit and pure nepotism.
Complete Story: Daily Nai-Baat Quetta, Page No. 6
Private schools protest against marking by Government Teachers
District Mulatan: The private schools grand alliance held a protest rally against the marking aanswer sheets of of Class 5 and 8 examination. They said that the marking by the Government was not impartial and reliable. They demanded that a third party should be appointed for the marking of the papers.
Complete Story: http://dailypakistan.com.pk/E-Paper/multan/2016-02-16/page-08
Cheating in Class 8 examinations, cases against 12 including Headmasters
District Multan/Vehari/Khanewal: Cases against 12 persons including Headmasters, Deputy Headmasters, Superintendents, and Examiners of two schools of Vehari and Khanewal have been registered for helping students to use unfair means and cheating in the examinations of class 8 under the Punjab Examination Commission. A Headmaster, Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, Resident Inspector and 3 Examiners have been arrested by the Police, on negligence in performing their duties.
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A school of Education Minister’s Town without basic facilities
District Bahawalpur: The Government Tanzeem Primary School Siddiquia Jadeed Sama Satta is just 12 kilometers from Bahawalpur which is the town of Federal Minister for Education, was established in 1956, but is in poor condition having only 2 teachers for 100 Students to teach.
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Tenders issued for up gradation of schools and colleges
District Rahim Yar Khan: The District officer Building’s Provincial, Mr. Mohammed Naeem, has issued the tenders of millions of rupees for the up gradation of Schools and Colleges of Rahim Yar Khan District. He told the Press that the tenders will be passed on 11th March and then the construction and up gradation of the Schools and Colleges of the District Rahim Yar Khan will be started.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 2
Matriculation Examination 2016 to begin from first March, 2016
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The Dera Ghazi Khan Education Board has announced that the Matriculation Examinations for the year 2016 will begin from the First March, 2016 and the Roll Number Slips have been dispatched to the Students and those who have not get their Slips by 25th February should contact the relevant branch of the Board.
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Protest of Ghazi Medical students reaches the highest point
District Dera Ghazi Khan: The protest of the Medical Students of Ghazi Medical College has reached its highest point. The Students staged a sit in demanding for registration of the Medical College and resolution of other problems of the said College. MNA Jamshed Dasti, former Punjab Chief Minister Dost Mohammed Khosa, the central leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Zartaj Gul, President of Dera Bar Association Behram Buzdar also joined sit in and protest rally of the Students and addressed the Students and supported their demands.
Complete Story: Daily Dunya, Multan, Page No. 8
SUP protests against capturing of school plot
District Dadu: The Sindh United Party members held protest, along with citizens of Bhan Saeedabad, against the local land mafia, on capturing of Government School plot.
No Computers in schools
District Jamshoro: It is reported that Sindh Government and World Bank had provided computers for the schools of Sehwan and its adjacent areas, but the computers are missing from the schools. The students are getting computer education from private tuition centers.
Teachers’ salaries suspended on refusing of biometric
District Matiyari: Salaries of four teachers of Government Primary School Sulaiman Chuto are suspended on account of their refusal against biometric verification.
No compound wall for schools
District Badin: The Buildings of Government Primary and High School, Golarchi city, are without compound walls. Even the building of Primary School is weak, putting student lives on danger.
Arabic Teachers protest over nonpayment of salary
District Sukkur: The Arabic teachers from Sukkur held protest against stoppage of salary, for past three years.
Villagers protest against closure of school
District Khairpur Mirs: The residents of village Nandhi Mari hold protest against closure of Primary School.
Bio-metric verification date ends
Karachi: The Senior Minister for Education, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has declared that remaining employees of education department, who have not got their verification through biometric up to 16th February, will be considered ghost employees and their salary will be suspended.
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Protest against deputation of male teachers in girls school
District Umarkot: The residents of Nabisar road stood against the deputation of male Teachers in Government Girls High School.
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NTS candidate protests for offer order
District Larkana: Ms. Kainat, resident of Nasiabad, held protest for issuance of offer order, for the post of primary teacher, after she has qualified the NTS Test.
No school building
District Naushehro Feroz: The Government Primary School Ali Nawaz Burdi is running in a ruined Government Quarter, due no unavailability of building for the school. The students are deprived of basic facilities.
Degree College Professors announce to protest before CM house
District Larkana: The Lecturers and Professors of Government Boys Degree College Larkana held protest for the exclusion of Principal of the College, announcing to protest before the Chief Minister House, on 30th March.
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School running without Building
District Dadu: The Government Primary School village Ibrahim Landhar is running without building, since years. The students have to sit under tree and study.
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Other cadre teachers still deprived of salary
District Khairpur Mirs: The teachers of other cadre held protest for releasing of their salary, while refusing to take part in polio movement.
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Public Library turns to ruins
District Shikarpur: The Building of Shah Latif Public Library city Chak is turned to ruins, due to carelessness of the management. Books have been kept in sacks. The residents have demanded from authorities to take notice of the library.