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November 16, 2016

Peace restored after unprecedented sacrifices: CM


November 16, 2016

Announces Rs1.35b for Swat Cadet College

MINGORA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday said that peace and tranquility had been restored in the province after matchless sacrifices rendered by the people and the security forces.

“The security forces successfully conducted the operation Zarb-e-Azb against the militants, which has helped restore peace in the country, particularly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said while addressing parents’ day function at the Swat Cadet College here.

General Officer Commanding Malakand Division and Chairman Board of Governors of Swat Cadet College, Major-General Asif Ghayyur, principal of the Cadet College Swat, teachers and parents of the cadets attended the ceremony.

The chief minister announced a grant of Rs1.35 billion for the third phase of the cadet college. He also announced Rs20 million for the academic activities. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said that terrorism was at its peak four years back, but now peace had been restored.

“Now the people can roam freely. The people suffered great losses and offered matchless sacrifices during the war on terror,” he said, adding that the security forces defeated the terrorists and destroyed their sanctuaries the help of the people.

“The terrorists are now on the run and they have no place to hide,” he added.The chief minister stressed for a uniform standard of education in the country said that, “We cannot achieve the desired goals in education sans annulling class-based system.”

“We have to understand the importance of education. History bears testimony to the fact that the nations that had faulty education systems faced a host of challenges and lagged behind,” he stressed.

He said the societies, which didn’t concentrate on their education system, faced disastrous consequences.He added the country’s education system failed to meet the challenges of the present era. He said that some elements for their vested interests used the obsolete education system to their own advantage.

Pervez Khattak said nobody thought about the coming generation and instead involved in corruption and other malpractices. Earlier, a smartly turned out contingent of the cadets presented march-past to the chief minister and displayed their gymnastic, horse riding and other skills.

The cadets who showed distinction in various fields were also presented with shields and cash awards. The college administration presented a shield to the chief minister.


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