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Islamabad

October 3, 2016

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CADD promises buses for schools, colleges

CADD promises buses for schools, colleges

Islamabad: State Minister for the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has promised the early provision of 200 buses to the government schools and colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory.

He was speaking to Federal Government Teachers Association president Malik Ameer Khan, who called on him here.

The minister said the Rs1.5 billion worth of buses being bought for educational institutions would mostly benefit the students of distant areas.

The CADD oversees the ICT’s all government schools and colleges totalling 422 through the Federal Directorate of Education. Currently, they have around 180 buses in total.

The minister also told visitor that Rs7 billion was being spent on Islamabad’s 22 government schools and colleges under the Prime Minister’s Educational Reforms Programme to upgrade or put up buildings, computer laboratories, playgrounds and other facilities. He said the rest of educational institutions would be covered by the programme afterwards.

The minister said the CADD would effectively address through the FDE all issues and challenges facing teachers in ICT.

The FGTA president appreciated the CADD minister’s efforts for improvement of educational standards and facilities in ICT and assured him of the association’s support and cooperation for it.

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