Residents gather at the girls' college in DI Khan, demanding its opening. - Photo by Hamza Khan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, 16 February: A girls’ college, set up at a cost of 19 million rupees in the district, is yet to start functioning.

A team of the Anti-Corruption Establishment raided the college on 15 February. The department’s Director Shafiullah said they had received public complaints that walls of the college collapsed because of substandard construction material.

He added that local female students attended classes at a middle school in the area where they were faced with several problems.

The official said the department would take action against those involved in use of substandard material in the construction of the college.

A student told TNN, “The college neither has water, nor has it been electrified. We have a college in the area, but we are not benefitting from it.”

Another student said, “We want to use our college. But we need certain facilities like furniture, lab, etc.”

When contacted, the director of Education Department in the area refused to comment on the issue.