Mansehra: After resolving a property ownership dispute in the district’s Bajna neighbourhood, the government relocated kids from a decaying school to a freshly constructed building.
“The primary school was housed in a rented structure built in 1936. It was in a perilous condition and could cause a deadly accident at any time, but after settling a land dispute between its owner and a non-governmental organisation, we relocated pupils to a freshly constructed building,” Deputy Commissioner Dr Qasim Ali Khan told journalists on Sunday.
He said that, in response to the deteriorating situation of the primary school in Banjna, a non-governmental organisation purchased one kanal of property from a local and built a state-of-the-art facility on it in 2017.
“The structure has been abandoned since then because the landowner gave that piece of land as a gift to the NGO but afterwards sought its price,” he explained.
Dr. Qasim stated that he formed a committee to resolve the issue once and for all after assuring that the NGO paid the landowner. “We have also assured that the land is mutated in the name of the education department and that school is relocated to that building, where regular courses will begin on Monday,” Dr. Qasim stated.