ISLAMABAD: Former British Prime Minister and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown have reached Islamabad on one day visit, called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here, Aaj News reported on Saturday.
On one day Pakistan visit, Gordon reached to Islamabad Airport where he received a warm welcome by Education Minister Baligh-ur-Rehman.
After that he called a meeting PM Nawaz Sharif. Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar were also present during the meeting.
After the meeting, former British prime minister Brown spoke to the media and said that no country could attain economic development without education. He highlighted the importance of the girls education.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that his government wants the best standard of education. He said for economic progress and job opportunities education is must adding that Pakistan’s literacy rate has reached to 58 percent, govt is trying its best to raise this percentage.