LAHORE - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar on Wednesday asked the authorities concerned to merge governor’s flood relief fund with that of the chief minister along with Rs 2.3 million already in the account.
The governor urged the people to donate generously and deposit their donations directly into the relief fund of the chief minister who was working day and night for rehabilitation of the flood victims. In a meeting with the Special Envoy of UK on Education in Pakistan Mr. Michael Barber, who met him at Governor House, the governor said that the promotion of education would remain government’s top priority during the next three years in order to increase the literacy rate extensively. He said that education was the only effective tool through which the nation could overcome terrorism, extremism, poverty as well as other social vices. Governor further stated that government would ensure the provision of clean drinking water facility and other missing facilities in all the government schools in the coming three years. He said that overseas Pakistanis who had great passion, love and sympathy with Pakistan should come forward and support their respective areas’ schools which were deprived of basic facilities.
He further stated that only those nations achieved their targets who worked collectively and through mutual efforts. He also said that it was the need of the hour that country’s Deeni Madaris should also impart international level education and all Ulemas belonging to all schools of thought must also agree on this point that the education of Computer, English, Science and Math should also be taught in these institutions.
On this occasion, Mr. Michael Barbar said that Pakistani nation was no doubt quite talented and hardworking and people had great urge to excel.
He also said that if maximum opportunities of education were given to them they would prove to be a great nation of the world.