Some 500 students lives at risk due to widening cracks


A dilapidated block of Furqan Hadier Shaheed Model College for Boys Humak Islamabad is at the verge of collapse as cracks in the building have widened due to yesterday’s earthquake of 5.8 magnitude.
A portion of the institution, catering educational needs of some 500 students was already in dilapidated condition and the issue has been highlighted by media time and again to evoke authorities concerned attention.
“Some cracks had appeared in the college’s portion in the last year’s jolts,comprising 10-11 rooms and yesterday’s tremors have widened them posing serious threat of a complete collapse any time.
The 9th and 10th classes have been shifted temporarily to an incomplete structure built along the college’s building,” an official source in the college raising his concern told APP.
Previously, he said, the college head had written several times to the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) for the maintenance of college’s building but no action so far had been taken, creating panic among students and their parents.—APP

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