PM asks Finance Minister to resolve issues relating to higher education

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday asked Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to resolve all issues relating to higher education.

Reiterating his commitment to accord high priority to education, the prime minister assured that the government would provide financial assistance to students studying abroad as per commitment.

He said that despite resource constraints on account of the flood devastation, education remains high priority for the democratic government.

In the light of the Prime Minister’s direction, Finance Minister has constituted a committee consisting of Deputy Chief of the Planning Commission, Secretary Education, Chairman Higher Education Commission and three vice chancellors of the universities to sort out the matters pertaining to the budgets of the universities.