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KP Govt Transfers Rs30 Million School Funds To Samiul Haq’s Seminary

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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has transferred Rs30 million meant to be utilized for development of public sector higher secondary schools in the province to Maulana Samiul Haq’s Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Nowshera, sources told Dawn.

A total of Rs1.7 billion was allocated for development of public schools in the current fiscal year. Sources told Dawn that Rs695 million was diverted to Swat district a couple of months ago, and now Rs30 million have been given to Samiul Haq’s seminary.

Out of the Rs695 million sent to Swat, Rs116 million was kept aside for higher secondary schools, while the rest of the funds had went to irrigation and road schemes, sources added. Government has so far released Rs900 million under the Standardisation of Government Higher Secondary Schools project to develop public schooling system in KP.

On October 30, 2015, the K-P government announced plans to standardise 200 government higher secondary schools for boys and girls under the project. Until now, work on only 72 schools has been done at a cost of Rs3.7 billion.

Last week, the KP provincial inspection team submitted a detailed report over the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and revealed that ‘some people’ received Rs 7 billion in kickbacks.

Also last week on Friday, a budget report revealed that a total of Rs3.6 million was spent on Mehfil-e-Mushaira held at the President Secretariat on December 26, 2018.

Last year in November, Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated in his residence in Rawalpindi. He was stabbed to death while he was resting in his room.

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