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SRSP rebuilds school destroyed by militants

CHITRAL: The Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) with the support of the City Foundation has rebuilt a school in Ursun valley that was destroyed by Afghanistan-based militants in September 2010. The Pakistani militants based in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan had attacked Paithan village in Ursun valley, destroying the Government Girls Primary School and forcing the residents to flee the village. However, the militants fled the village when the security forces reached there. The SRSP rebuilt the school to provide opportunities to the young girls to continue their education. “It was the saddest day for the villagers as we had no alternative to educate our girls,” a villager Ahmed Khan said. A young student Hajira said she was happy that she would be able to complete her primary education at the village school. The officials of the Education Department also hailed the SRSP and City Foundation for rebuilding the school. An official of the SRSP, Salahudin, said the reconstruction cost of the school was Rs0.832 million. He appreciated the cooperation of locals and officials of the education department in the work.–The News  ]]>

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