LAHORE - Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that education is of vital importance for national development, unemployment, extremism and elimination of poverty.
Talking to the assembly members from various districts who called on him here Friday, the chief minister said the goal of development and prosperity could be achieved by imparting modern education to the youth. He said the Punjab government was attaching top priority to the promotion of education and revolutionary measures had been taken for this purpose.
He said if the goal of national progress had to be achieved, due importance needed to be given to education and the Punjab government had taken unprecedented measures to promote education with this view in mind. He claimed that the PML-N government regarded national resources as a sacred trust of people and was spending every penny on the welfare and betterment of the masses in a highly transparent manner. He asserted policy for the promotion of education adopted by the Punjab government was leaving a positive impact on the education sector.
The chief minister said promotion of vocational education was equally important as the future of Pakistan depended upon skilled workers. He observed the national economy could be strengthened and targets of developments achieved through developing skilled workforce in accordance with the market needs. He pointed out the Punjab government was implementing a comprehensive programme for the promotion of vocational education.
The chief minister asked the assembly members to maintain close contacts with the people and apprise them of the welfare programmes to enable them to take full advantage of the same. He said elected representatives should utilise their energies for solution to the problems of the masses.