Shortage of rooms hits classes

DUBAI - The sewing classes meant to give needy Pakistani women a chance to earn their livelihood and help support their families have been delayed due to lack of proper space at the Pakistan Sports and Recreation Centre.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 17 Aug 2004, 11:14 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:14 PM

President, Pakistan Association, Shafi Samana told Khaleej Times yesterday that all kinds of classes had been put off till further notice.

"For the sewing as well as computer and English language classes, we have been asked by the Dubai Municipality to present a blueprint of new additional rooms that can serve as 'proper classrooms'," he said.

Mr Samana also said though a number of sewing machines had been arranged and instructors were ready, the start of classes might still take time.

"The municipality does not allow the association premises to be used as teaching centres, therefore, we have been asked to forward plans that have been approved by architects," said General Secretary of the Association, Saleem Farooque.

He also said that due to the summer season and vacation period, people were not eager to take part in the classes.

"Many people from the community have gone on vacation. Besides, it is too hot for people to venture out and attend any kind of classes," said Mr Farooque. "Most probably classes will restart by next month," he added.

"The classes were being held in accordance with the association's aim to provide every possible help to the Pakistanis so that they could get better job opportunities and improve their status in the society," explained Mr Farooque.

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