Education is provincial matter but is evolution process: PM

KARACHI: A delegation of Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s National Leadership Program, led by Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister Secretariat on Tuesday.

In his welcome address, the Prime Minister said that although education is now a provincial matter under the 18th Amendment, but it is still in evolution process. This is why, it will take some time to bring betterment in the education system.

Abbasi said: “WE want to introduce same education system in the country, but in its way, there are some difficulties also. Despite that fact, we are trying to achieve the task.”

The prime mister said that youth of the country have to cast their votes in favor of right persons in the fourth coming general elections; otherwise, the country will suffer a lot in the next five years. He said people are real power of the country; therefore, only the parliamentary system can lead the country towards development and prosperity. He further said that they have to give equal importance to all provinces of the country and there should be no injustice with any province.

The Prime Minster said that the ban on students’ unions had not benefited the education and students. On the contrary, it gave a birth to violence in the educational institutions. Now there is a need to think about the matter, that whether the students’ unions should be restored or not and either these are in the interest of the country or not.

The prime minister advised the media to responsibly discharge their duties. He said that government is paying heed on energy, because there are numerous reservoirs of coal in the country, therefore the government gives priority to e coal energy as there is a shortage of water in the country. “There are about 70 percent parliamentarians, who have been elected for the first time. This is why; the time is needed for improvement in the system.

The Prime Minister while praising the role of Dr Shaikh for providing students an opportunity to have direct session with him, he advised the students to keep themselves updated regarding issues that Pakistan is facing today so as to develop an opinion and share that opinion through various platforms of media or social media.

At the end of the session, SMIU VC presented a souvenir to the Prime Minister. On the same day SMIU delegation visited Air University, where Vice Chancellor of the university Air Marshal (retd.) Faaiz Amir welcomed the delegation.