Pb Govt Takes Revolutionary Measures To Promote Education: CM

Pb govt takes revolutionary measures to promote education: CM

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -7th Sept,2016) : Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the Provincial government had taken revolutionary measures for the promotion of education and special attention was being paid for increasing literacy rate and improving quality of education in the province.

He said that a comprehensive programme was being implemented for ensuring achievement of hundred percent target of literacy rate in the province. In a message on International Literacy Day, the Chief Minister said, "Today we have to pledge to expedite the efforts for increasing literacy rate." He said that without education, human beings could not make socio economic progress.

Shehbaz Sharif said that education created awareness among human beings. He said that only those nations progressed in the world which gave full attention to education sector and that was why, promotion of education was top priority of the Punjab government.

He said that resources of billions of rupees had been provided on priority basis for achieving this objective and 2018 had been fixed as target of enrolment of every child. The Chief Minister said the Punjab government was taking comprehensive steps for achieving target of hundred percent literacy rate and programme of providing quality education to boys and girls in schools was also being implemented.

He said the Punjab government had made an investment of billions of rupees in education sector during the last eight years.

He said that every child would have to be equipped with education for moving the country forward and the Punjab government was providing resources of billions of rupees for this purpose.

Shehbaz Sharif said the Punjab government had set up Punjab Educational Endowment Fund first time in the history of the country. He said that more than one lakh talented and deserving students were studying in local and foreign educational institutions through this educational fund and all units of Pakistan had been included in this programme.

He said that education was only way to put the country on the road to progress and the Punjab government with a view to this importance of education, had taken historic steps for brining revolution in education sector.

He said that educational targets had been fixed for 2018, as a result of which, literacy rate would increase. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government had provided resources for the provision of quality educational facilities to the children of poor families.

He said that provision of resources for promoting education was not expenditure but a useful investment for the bright future of the nation and the Punjab government was providing all out resources for increasing literacy rate. He said this day demanded that all concerned institutions should play their active role for increasing literacy rate.