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January 10, 2019

Improvement in education sector top priority: Buzdar

Lahore

January 10, 2019

LAHORE: Improvement in education sector is the priority agenda of PTI government. Government has sufficiently enhanced the educational budget to achieve this target and in the current fiscal year, as much as Rs373 billion has been allocated for education sector. Only lip-service was done for educational betterment in the previous governments.

This was stated by the Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar while talking to different delegations at his office here on Wednesday. Keeping in view the distinctive importance of education sector for national development and prosperity, the government has given particular attention to developing it on modern lines.

In fact, education sector is the foundation of national development and developed countries of the world have brought laurels home by developing their education sector according to their distinctive needs. Knowledge is a wealth, which is not the property of any single person, but everybody has equal right over it. Our government will provide this right to the children of low-income families, he added.

Speaking on the importance of education, he said education is the best mean of dealing with issues like poverty, unemployment and ignorance. That is why a comprehensive strategy has been devised to synchronize the education sector with the needs and requirements of the present age. He said world-class universities play an important role in the national development. PTI government has, therefore, decided to establish three international-standard universities in the province.

These universities would be established in northern, southern and central parts of the province. Feasibility studies are being conducted for the establishment of these universities, he said. Usman Buzdar said particular attention will also be given to the aspect of research and development in the higher education sector and it will be made compatible with the emerging challenges by best utilizing latest technology. We will achieve targets set for the education sector and as a result, the educational scenario will be totally transformed in the province, the CM said.

condolence: Sardar Usman Buzdar has expressed his condolence on the death of Syed Najammal Hussain Naqvi, brother of Syed Afzal Hussain Naqvi. In a message, the CM extended sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed may Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

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