'0.6m students studying free in private schools'
LAHORE, Sep 3: About 0.6 million students are getting free education and
books in private schools under the Free Education Scheme and the number would be
raised to one million by the end of the year, Punjab Education Foundation (PEF)
managing director Dr Allah Bakhash Malik said on Sunday.
According to a
press release by the All Pakistan Private Schools Welfare Association (APPSWA),
Malik was speaking at a gathering arranged in his honour.
president Syed Zulqarnain Shah praised Dr Malik and said he had improved the
performance of the PEF after taking over as the managing director. The
Foundation was running several programmes and funding private educational
institutions, he said. This, he added, had encouraged private schools.
Speakers at the gathering demanded that the PEF projects be expanded to
other parts of the province.
APPASWA awarded a gold medal and a shield
to MD Allah Bakhsh Malik. Daily times