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Adult literacy centres to be established for prisoners

April 06, 2022

Islamabad: National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) would establish Adult Literacy Centres for the illiterate prisoners in 89 Jails for improving the social, economic, education, and health-related indicators in the country specifically in the far-flung rural areas and prisons.

Director General NCHD Hassan Baig said the support and cooperation by the concerned authorities were commendable in establishing Adult Literacy Centres in Jails.

He further added that NCHD would soon initiate a programme for the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts and Impart entrepreneur training to uplift them to the mainstream of development, said a press release issued here.

DG NCHD further stated, "To establish a Single Governing body/Ministry is need of the time to look after all the development indicators pertaining to education, health, economy, social safety networks, and poverty alleviation and to ensure freedom of choice nationwide.

This paradigm shift would help direct the course of action regarding betterment in Human Development Indices (HDIs) through a coordinated and objective approach and ending the development race in silos.