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Malala discusses educational projects with CM Punjab

Malala discusses educational projects with CM Punjab

Malala discusses educational projects with CM Punjab

Malala Yousafzai meets CM Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi.

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  • Malala Yousafzai met CM Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi
  • She discussed activities and future initiatives of Malala Fund
  • CM Punjab praised Malala’s efforts to promote education
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LAHORE: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai met Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and discussed the promotion of education in the province.

Malala arrived at the CM Secretariat and discussed the activities and future initiatives of Malala Fund in Pakistan. Former Federal Minister and PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi was also present in the meeting along with Malala’s father Ziauddin and husband Asser Malik.

They also held discussed the promotion of education in the province especially girls’ education and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programme. Malala appreciated the reforms program  in the education sector and the chief minister’s knowledge-friendly initiatives.

CM Punjab said 25,000 teachers will be recruited in primary schools on vacant posts. He emphasized that making the mother tongue the medium of education will increase literacy rate among children

He also announced to introduce legislation banning corporal punishment in schools and madrassas on Malala’s request. He said corporal punishment of students is unacceptable. He said the provincial government will ensure the implementation of the law banning corporal punishment in all cases.

He also announced to start free transportation facility for female students and increase scholarships for girls from South Punjab. He announced Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) will be made active and effective to provide education opportunities to young boys and girls.

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He also announced that STEAM programme will be implemented soon and the Punjab government will provide all possible support to open a policy unit for initiative. He said child beggars are being given free accommodation and education in the Child Protection Unit.

He said the best environment will be provided to prepare future leaders in Punjab and attract students towards technical education along with traditional education. He said reading and translation of the Holy Quran has been made compulsory for students for the first time in the province.

Pervez Elahi said as the speaker of the Punjab Assembly, he awarded charters to private universities for the promotion of education.

He said a university was established in Gujarat and 70,000 children have been equipped with education. He announced an Austrian Engineering University will also be established in Gujarat.

Chaudhry Pervez Elahi said he set up the IT Department in 2002 and now thirty services are available on a single app. He added that software development projects will be started in Lahore Knowledge Park

CM Punjab paid tribute to Malala and said her efforts to promote education are praiseworthy. He said Malala Yousafzai is a great example for women not only in Pakistan but also in the world.

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He said Malala fought terrorism and extremism for education and defeated hatred through knowledge. He said Malala who lights the candle of knowledge in the darkness of ignorance is an example for others to emulate.

CM Punjab said the Malala Fund strives to create a society where every girl can gain knowledge and become future leaders. Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi appreciated the activities of Malala Fund.

 

 

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