ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to build a girls’ college on a 70-kanal barren land, which was allocated for the Mired Dam II in Partal 30 years back. The proposed college would sprawl on 30 kanals and cater to over 300,000 residents of Tarlai, Alipur Frash, Nelore and nearby areas.
The Government of Japan, in early 80s, suggested the construction of a Mired Dam. 100 kanals of land were allocated for the dam in Partal area and but the dam called Mired Dam II covered 30 kanals of land and remaining 70 kanals have been lying vacant since then.
Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) team has also visited the place and showed their interest to build a girls college on 30 kanals. A proposal has also been forwarded to FBE through Ministry of Interior.
The locals welcomed the proposal and said that the college would reduce the miseries of their girls who have to travel several miles each day to attend their colleges in I-8.
Talking to this scribbler, Zubair Khan, a resident of Nilore colony, Raj Abbasi, Munir Khan and other locals said that their sisters and daughters were studying in sector I-8 and other colleges. Expensive and uneasy transportation coupled by deteriorating law and order situation compel a number of girls to skip schooling after matriculation.
After construction of college in Partal, they will be able to get the education according to the standards of FDE in their area. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Amer Ali Ahmed confirmed that ICT administration has been considering utilizing the land of dam for the welfare of the residents of nearby areas and a proposal has been floated to construct a girls college on 30 kanals of land. The rest of the barren land would also be utilized with some sort of welfare project, he said.Daily times.