Education, mass communication need attention for prosperous Pakistan: PM
ISLAMABAD, Sep 12: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Tuesday said that education and mass communication are
critical areas requiring focused attention to ensure prosperous future for
The Prime Minister said this while talking to Federal Minister for Education, Javed Ashraf
Qazi, Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani, Minister of State for
Information, Tariq Azeem Khan and Secretary Information here at the PM House.
The Prime Minister said the
government is focusing on primary, secondary and higher education in addition to
creating opportunities for imparting skills training for the development of
youth and ensuring a brighter future for them.
The message of government's
efforts, he added, has to be sent across to the entire population by utilising
all means of mass communication.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan
has an invaluable human resource of 100 million youth below the age of 25, which
is being provided numerous opportunities for education, skill training as well
The media, he added, can play an
important role to inform, educate and create awareness among the youth of
facilities and opportunities for developing their abilities and improving their
While referring to the guiding
principles of Quaid-e-Azam, the Prime Minister said we must instil patriotism
and devotion in the nation and create awareness among the masses for the need of
education so that our full potential is realised.
This, he added, would require to
prepare a comprehensive schedule for implementation of relevant policies.
The Education Minister informed
the Prime Minister that his ministry is working on improving curricula and
syllabi particularly Pakistan Studies so that the younger generation gain proper
knowledge about Pakistan's heritage and history.
In addition to this, he said, the
number of schools, particularly in far flung areas, is also being increased to
improve the literacy level of the country.
The Prime Minister said media has
a key role to play in promoting the values on which Pakistan was created.
He said the media should highlight
the freedom struggle and consistently endeavour to remind the nation of the
sacrifices given by the elders. App