Development in Literacy, Ottawa organizes Annual Fundraising Dinner

Islamabad, October 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): “While we strive to impart quality education to our children, let us not forget the children in Indian Occupied Kashmir, who are incarcerated in what India has turned into the largest concentration camp in the world” said Raza Bashir Tarar, High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada, while addressing Annual Fundraising Dinner organized by Development in Literacy (DIL) at Ottawa, says a press release received here today from Ottawa, Canada. High Commissioner Tarar urged Canadians to raise their voice, at every forum, for the hapless Kashmiris and call upon the international community to push for lifting of curfew and restrictions in IOK and realization of their inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.

He underlined that, despite paucity of resources, the public sector in Pakistan is making efforts to improve the standard of education in government-run schools as well as synergising efforts with the private sector. “It is edifying to know that DIL operates and manages 124 child-friendly school campuses across three provinces of Pakistan, providing education for students from Nursery to matriculation”, he added.

He appreciated that efforts of international NGOs to promote quality education in Pakistan, and said that entities like DIL play a very important role in reaching out to underprivileged children to realize their full potential for socio-economic betterment of their communities. Javed Sumra, President DIL Ottawa, presented an overview of performance of the schools being operated by the organization.

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