Land mafia demolishes 80-year-old school

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Built in 1928, Jufel Hurst School was founded by a woman called Jufel Hurst. It was opened for classes in 1931

Monitoring Desk
KARACHI
While actions are being taken in the city to clear lands of encroachment, no one saved the over eight-decade-old school in Garden East from being bulldozed Saturday night.
An officer of the education department, Muhammad Azam, told private News channel he reached the site all the way from Korangi to report the case, but no one in the Jamshed Town police station took action against the demolishment.
However, the station house officer of the police station considered could not be reached for comments.
Locals said people belonging to the land mafia came to the area late at night and bulldozed the school building.
Built in 1928, Jufel Hurst School was founded by a woman called Jufel Hurst. It was opened for classes in 1931.
An official of Jamat-e-Islami and ex-MNA, Muhammad Hussain Mehanti, who was present near the demolished structure Sunday morning, said the school was one of the old buildings of the city and should have been protected.
Even the Ministry of Culture had listed the school as a heritage building.
Before it was demolished, over 1,000 children were getting an education here. These children belonged to different age groups as classes were held between primary and secondary levels.
Classes for girls would be held in the morning, while boys would attend school in the afternoon shift. Besides, primary-level classes would also be held at the school.
Initially, it was a private school, but later it was handed over to the government.