Quetta: Armed militants belonging from unknown organization, Al-Jihad, set on fire a private school in Kech district, on Tuesday.
The miscreants attacked Gurbam private school which is located in Balingore locality of Kech district. An estimated 150 books, Furniture and computers were set on fire by the assailants before escaping.
The miscreants left a pamphlet at the site with the title of Al Jihad. The pamphlet warned the people of Balingore against studying English. The Pamphlet stated “People should not send their children to schools or English language centers for studying English.” The pamphlet advised the parents to send their children to religious seminaries only. People will face serious repercussions if they send their children to private schools teaching English, warned the pamphlet.
Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, who also belongs from Kech district, ordered the officials to take steps to provide stringent security to the educational institutes in Kech district.
This is the first incident of its sort in Kech district ever. Earlier, unknown miscreants had set on fire schools in Panjgur district which is adjacent to Kech district. The threats to education in Makran are increasing and government has failed to take any meaningful action against the culprits involved in these heinous crimes.
Published in The Balochistan Point on 3rd September, 2014.