By Anwar Shaikh
NAWABSHAH: The first Girls’ Cadet College in Pakistan would be established at Nawabshah with the efforts of former district Nazim Faryal Talpur.
Sources said Rs 450 million had been allocated for the college in the development budget of Sindh.
The number of cadet colleges in Sindh would increase to seven with the new college at Nawabshah. The other six colleges are the Petaro Cadet College, Sanghar Cadet College, Larkana Cadet College, Steel Mill Cadet College, Baqai Cadet College and Bahria Cadet College. They are solely for boys, while the establishment of the girls’ cadet college would provide maximum employment opportunities to women in the armed forces.
The Nawabshah Cadet College will accommodate about 250 girls, who would get similar education and training to boys.
Former district Nazim Faryal Talpur had moved a proposal for opening two separate cadet colleges for boys and girls at Nawabshah but the Sindh government approved only the college for girls.
Sources in the Revenue Department said the district administration had been instructed to select a plot of at, least, 40 acres for the construction of the new college.