A view of the site selected for construction of government degree college in Doggar area of Kurram Agency. - Photo by Anwar Shah

SADDA, 22 November: The government degree college approved in Doggar area of Kurram Agency 10 years ago could not be constructed due to which the tribal students are facing difficulties.

The local students said the college was approved at a time when Mian Iftikhar Hussain was governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They said the construction of the college has not been completed yet and they face difficulties in travelling to other colleges situated far away from their native areas. They alleged that the contractor of the college construction has embezzled the funds and the higher authorities are also ignoring the issue.

A local student, Abdul Karim, told TNN that many tribal students remained deprived of higher education due to non-construction of the college. “I would have been in my native Kurram tribal region instead of coming to Peshawar if the college facility was available there. I am doing B.Sc in Peshawar due to non-availability of such facility in my own area,” he said.

On the other hand, Assistant Political Agent Wiasal Khan, when contacted, said he was unaware of the issue.

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