City nazim inaugurated technical education institutes
Karachi: The City District Government Karachi has been facing a severe spell of financial deficit and for the first time in its history, the employees did not receive advance salaries and bonus on Eidul Fitr because the CDGK has been receiving retrenched funds from the Sindh government.
City Nazim Mustafa Kamal stated this on Wednesday while inaugurating B-Tech classes for architecture, garment and electronic technology, library at the Polytechnic Institute for Women in Karimabad, Gulberg Town and introduction of postgraduate courses in colleges of Sindh at the Shaheed-e-Millat Government Girls College in Azizabad.
He said the CDGK is facing a shortfall of Rs 350 million, which is severely impeding development plans of the city; however, the CDGK has been completing all development projects to ensure the citizens continue to have better civic, education and health facilities.
The CDGK is keen on promoting education amongst girls; hence, special technical education institutes have also been established, he added.
He named December 16 as 'Women's Day' as two major technical education institutions for girls were inaugurated, which cost the CDGK Rs 200.36 million and they have reached 50 percent completion. The rest of the project would be completed soon as the revenue component for these projects worth Rs 54 million was under the Annual Development Programme, while the Director General Education would be the administrative authority of these institutions, he said.
Responding to a question, he said the CDGK has set forth 38 English model schools in all towns of the city to revolutionise the education sector and provide the deprived people with opportunities to acquire modern education for free.
During inspection of the institutes, Kamal expressed discontent on iron bars raised on windows and directed the engineers to remove them as they gave an image of a prison.
Later, District Officer Works and Services (Education) Saeed Malik explained to this scribe the purpose of covering windows and corridors with iron bars was to secure the building premises, fixtures and furniture from drug addicts, who occupy the school premises in the evening.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Polytechnic Institute for Women already has 550 students and 20 more students in each discipline would be admitted with the commencement of a 4-year B-Tech diploma. Daily times