Punjab govt taking steps to ensure 100 percent literacy rate: CM

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The Punjab government has said that it has taken revolutionary measures for the promotion of education and special attention is being paid to increasing literacy rate and improving the quality of education in the province. According to the government, a comprehensive programme is being implemented for ensuring achievement of hundred percent target of literacy rate in the province.

In a message on International Literacy Day, the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said that the government is taking comprehensive steps for achieving a target of hundred percent literacy rate and programme of providing quality education to boys and girls in schools is also being implemented. He said that Punjab government has made an investment of billions of rupees in education sector during last eight years.

He said that every child would have to be equipped with education for moving the country forward and Punjab government is providing resources of billions of rupees for this purpose. Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government has set up Punjab Educational Endowment Fund first time in the history of the country. He said that more than one lakh talented and deserving students are studying in local and foreign educational institutions through this educational fund and all units of Pakistan have been included in this programme.

He said that education is the only way to put the country on the road to progress and Punjab government with a view to this importance of education, has taken historic steps for bringing revolution in the education sector. He said that educational targets have been fixed for 2018, as a result of which, literacy rate will increase. The Chief Minister said that Punjab government has provided resources for the provision of quality educational facilities to the children of poor families.

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He said that provision of resources for promoting education is not expenditure but a useful investment for the bright future of the nation and Punjab government is providing all out resources for increasing literacy rate. He said this day demands that all concerned institutions should play their active role in increasing literacy rate.

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