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July 15, 2016
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Captain Isfandyar Bukhari Shaheed Vocational Training Centre opens

Peshawar

July 15, 2016

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CM stresses educational plan to develop KP

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak inaugurated the Captain Isfandyar Ahmad Bukhari Shaheed Vocational Training Centre at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Badaber here Thursday.

The centre is named in the memory of the Pakistan Army officer who led the fight against terrorists who had attacked the PAF Base at Badaber near Peshawar city on September 18, 2015 and embraced martyrdom. About 25 people, mostly PAF employees, and the 13 attackers were killed in the incident.

 Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in his speech lauded the PAF for using its resources and skills for the education and training of the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.He appreciated Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who attended the event, for his contribution to the production of skilled manpower and assured his government’s support to expand the training programmes of the PAF in other parts of the province.

 Earlier, the chief minister was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Hidayat ur Rehman at the base. The chief minister said his government had a focused approach to professional, technical and vocational education to produce trained manpower to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

 “The rise of nations is linked to a desirable system of education that ensures equal opportunity to all to ultimately eliminate poverty,” he added. He said the youth needed to be skilled with vocational and technical training so that they could support their families and become responsible citizens.Reaffirming his commitment to make consistent contributions to the spread of quality education, he said the system his government inherited was not delivering.

 

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