President accords top priority to promotion of education

ISLAMABAD (DNA) : President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated that the government accords top priority to the promotion of education in Pakistan and urged the NCHD to step up efforts towards achieving the target set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in education sector.

The President said this while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr today wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the mandate, functions, activities , achievements and various projects of the NCHD .

Those present during the meeting included Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education, Muhammad Ahsan Raja, Secretary, Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik,, Additional Secretary Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Director General, NCHD.

The President while highlighting the key role of the NCHD in improving the Human Development Indicators of the country, said that Pakistan was committed to achieve the goal of Universal Primary Education, adult literacy and the empowerment of Women.

The President on the occasion called upon the provincial governments to extend all possible support to NCHD as their support was critical in successful implementation of the projects initiated by NCHD aimed at enhancing literacy and empowering women.

The President was also presented annual report 2013 of the NCHD that highlights the various activities, projects and achievements of NCHD during the year, 2013.

The President assured every possible support & patronage to Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and NCHD in its endeavors to enhance literacy and promote education in the country.

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