'Taliban has destroyed 238 schools in Swat'

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Swat, Aug 9: The Swat education department has said that the Taliban has destroyed 238 out of 1,576 schools affecting more than 56,250 students in the province.

The department has demanded a grant of 2,203 million rupees from the provincial government, for the reconstruction of more than 238 school destroyed by the Taliban, The Dawn reports.

Recently, most Swat parents had expressed hesitation about sending their daughters to the tent schools without proper security arrangements.

The Swat Taliban had destroyed 162 girls' schools calling them anti-Islamic. Parents had urged the education department to hire buildings for girls' schools and appoint security guards to avert any militant attack, The Dawn reports.

Even school teachers are not confident about the security situation in Swat Valley, from where militants are yet to be cleared. Teachers are not being allowed leaves, as they were bound to complete the course of the academic session.

ANI

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