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Tuesday Dec 03 2019

Punjab CM Usman Buzdar says primary-level education in province to be imparted in Urdu

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. Photo: File

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday said that the government was working on a 'new deal' to impart primary level education in Urdu across the province. 

The CM made the remarks in a meeting with Punjab Minister for Schools Education Murad Raas at his office. On the occasion, the chief minister regretted that the education sector had not been given due importance.  

Education sector has been neglected over the last seven decades, he said, adding that the new generation should be given a secure future through educational investment.

The chief minister said that primary level education would be imparted in Urdu language through ‘the new deal’, adding that far-reaching educational reforms were being introduced through this policy.

“The government is giving full attention to plug in educational drawbacks. Insaf Afternoon School programme is an innovative scheme to educate out-of-school children,” he remarked. 

He added that a 100 more schools were being established for such children, and Insaf Afternoon School programme would prove to be a harbinger of real change. 

"Every possible effort will be made for the promotion of education as educating the children is the responsibility of the government," he was quoted as saying. 

The revolutionary steps taken in education sector will lay the foundation of a new Pakistan, he noted, adding that the educational syllabus is also being synchronised with the new requirements.