Elahi opens new Beaconhouse National University's (BNU) block
LAHORE, Sep 13: Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi on Wednesday said the
government was paying special attention to promoting education as it was
essential for the country's development. Elahi said this at the foundation-stone
laying ceremony of the Beaconhouse National University's (BNU) new block on
Wednesday. BNU chairwoman Nasreen Mehmood Kasuri also addressed the function.
BNU vice chancellor Sartaj Aziz, Punjab Education Foundation chairman Shahid
Hafeez Kardar, Aitcheson College principal Shamim Khan and BNU Registrar Farzana
Shahid were also present on this occasion.
The CM said that the education sector
had been strengthened through public-private partnership. He said record funds
had been spent for promoting primary, secondary and higher education under the
Education Sector Reforms Programme. He said attention was being paid to
developing human resource and improving infrastructure under Vision 2020. He
said the Beaconhouse School System was playing an important role in providing
education of international standards.
Elahi said the private sector had been
neglected in the past but the present government had taken pragmatic measures
for strengthening this sector, as it was also an important component in the
development process of the province. He said various projects had been initiated
in education and health sectors with public-private partnership for
socio-economic development of the province. He said industrial zones were being
set up in the Punjab with the private sector's help, which was also playing an
important role in promoting education and improving health services.
Pakistan Muslim League (PML) had given central importance to the promotion of
education in its development strategy after coming to power. He said the
education budget had been increased manifold. He said facilities at schools were
being ensured under the Education Sector Reforms Programme. He said attendance
at schools had been increased due to free education up to matriculation. Daily times
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