GHALLANAI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan during his visit to Mohmand tribal district formally inaugurated Mamadgat Cadet College.
However, the local people staged protest over the issues of alleged appointment of non-local people on Class-IV seats and inadequate quota for local people in the college. The local Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists also participated in the protest.
Mahmood Khan, who was accompanied by local Member National Assembly Sajid Khan Mohmand and Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC) North Major General Rahat Naseem, inspected different departments of Mamadgat Cadet College and got briefing about its functioning.
The chief minister was told that the classes of Mamadgat Cadet College will formally commence from Tuesday. He was told that initially 62 students have been given admission in the college. Local students are given preference in the admissions. The higher secondary classes in the college will commence from March next year.
Mamadgat Cadet College constructed at an area of 104 acres has cost Rs984 million. Besides best educational facilities for students, accommodation for students and teachers is also available at the cadet college.
The chief minister during his visit announced establishment of sports complex at the college. He also visited the police training centre in Baizai and reviewed the training arrangements.
Mahmood Khan said while addressing the policemen that they are now part of KP Police. He said policemen of merged tribal districts are being given modern training to equip them with modern techniques to cope with modern security challenges. He said miscreants on the other side of the border are trying to create law and order situation in Pakistan. He said that during this challenging situation, police needs to be fully prepared to thwart any threat.
The chief minister assured the policemen of merged districts that they will get equal facilities and incentives like KP Police.
Earlier, local people held protest during the inauguration of cadet college by the chief minister. The protesters said non-local persons were appointed on Class-IV seats in the Cadet College and quota for local students is also inadequate. He said they will expand their protests if the promises earlier made with them were not fulfilled.