CHITRAL, Dec 25: Some people from the Yarkhun valley here criticized the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) for what they said its injustices with the students from the backward area.
Addressing a press conference here, Sahib Noor, the president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) union council Yarkhun, along with others said his daughter was a class 9th student at the AKHSS Kuragh but she was not allowed to participate in the third-term examination due to non-payment of fee on time.
He said the AKES received donations from different sources but was not allowing the ninth graders to sit the third-term examination after they defaulted on their fees. He said this move of the AKES had wasted the academic year of the students and created mental agony for the parents. He said two students were allowed after they deposited their fees but seven others were still deprived of sitting the examination. A student of 9th class,
Noorul Faryal, who was also present on the occasion, said she was stopped from participating in the third-term examination due to the non-payment of fee at the AKHHSS Kuragh even though the AKES had not sent the students any notice.
“I was severely shocked and wanted to commit suicide but my class fellows persuaded me not to take such a harsh decision saying everything would be normal,” she said. Sher Azam Khan, Sharif Khan, Akbar Khan,
Gul Nadir, Zar Muhammad and others said that AKRSP had distributed saw machines among some local people to enable them to earn their livelihood but these machines were of such a low quality that they stopped working within three months.
They said the AKRSP had also donated some goats to the people of the valley but they could not adapt to the climate of the area and died. They also alleged that some relief goods meant for poor people were also distributed among non-deserving people.