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Education is topmost priority of present government in line with vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan: Shafqat Mahmood

August 25, 2018

Islamabad, August 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood has said that education is the topmost priority of the present government in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Federal Minister was chairing briefing by Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and its attached departments at committee room of the Ministry on Saturday. He said we will work in coordination with all provinces and provide education to all as per constitution of Pakistan.

He said it is our responsibility to give excellent policies and we will take all measures to implement education related policies. Shafqat Mahmood said all missing standards will be developed and followed in true letter and spirit. He said it is alarming to learn that more than 20 million children are out of schools, adding that we will work hard with provinces to increase enrolment rate. He said National Education Policy 2018 will be launched soon. He said skill development is equally important component and our ministry will take it as challenge.

The Federal Minister said that all vacant positions at the Ministry and its attached departments will be filled on purely merit and in transparent manner. He also directed all attached departments to ensure facilitating GB and Kashmir alongside other provinces in all educational and professional training projects and initiatives. Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Arshad Mirza, senior officers of Ministry and heads of attached department store were present in the meeting.

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