Education the only way to achieve social development and prosperity in the country: Says NA Speaker | Pakistan News Digest

Education the only way to achieve social development and prosperity in the country: Says NA Speaker

Islamabad; Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that education is of basic and fundamental importance for the development of every society and it is impossible to develop without education for all. He said that in this fast changing world, it is only education which can empower the country to compete in the field of science and technology. He expressed these views while addressing the seminar on ILM Policy dialogue on Education Focusing out of School Children organized by the British Council and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The Speaker said that the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan guarantees the basic right of education to all children from five to sixteen years of age. He said that it is the foremost priority of the incumbent Government to impart education for all. He stated that the bright future of the country is dependent upon education. He stressed upon the Provincial Governments to increase their budgetary allocation for education. He appreciated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government for allocating 28% of its budget on education that is more than any other province. While stressing the need for girl's education, he asked the government for provision of attractive scholarships to them in secondary and higher education. He also urged upon for necessary arrangements for providing educational facilities for adult. He complimented the organized by the British Council and Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services for successful organization of the seminar. He expressed his optimism that such dialogue will pave the way for achieving positive consequences in the field of education.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood and the British High Commissioner Thomas Dravio in their address, resolved to make all out efforts for spreading education for all in the country as it is the basic of every child to get education. Federal Minister for Education mentioned that a model project was made to enroll the out of school children and it remained very successful.

Later on, position holders from all provinces and Islamabad called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser. He congratulated the position holder for their marvelous achievement and the best results. He said their outclass performance indicates their resolve and commitment to bring change in the society. He said that the incumbent government is brining changes in the syllabus to bring it at par with the latest developments in the field of science and technology. He also mentioned that Prime Minister of Pakistan has also resolved to bring the uniformity in the educational system for all in the country and present government was bent upon to bring equality and equity in the education field. While, the guest students were briefed regarding the formation and functions of National Assembly and its Standing Committees. The students thanked the Speaker for providing them an opportunity to visit this august Institution. The Speaker also offered them Internships in the National Assembly Secretariat.

Source: MINISTRY OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN

   

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