GSP Plus status a great opportunity for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Economic expert Mirza Ikhtiar Baig said that Pakistan has got an opportunity to utilize the GSP Plus status given to it by European countries.

Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that the current visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to UK will restore investors’ confidence to invest in Pakistan.

He said similarly, Pakistan will also benefit from British expertise in educational fields as British have pledged to train Pakistan teachers, he added.

He said Pakistan is not a new place for British investors and they have previous experience in this regard. .

Dr. Ghulam Mustafa of Peshawar University also said that education has been one of the main issues during PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to UK.

According to Ghulam Mustafa, we still have some very serious issues in education sector.

The class rooms’ environment, curriculum, and teaching methods prevalent in Pakistan are the ones that used to be in practice in 16th century Europe, said Ghulam Mustafa.

Providing training to both male and female teachers is the need of the day, he added.

Dr. Talat Wizarat, who works at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), said that there is need for expansion in education to accommodate the expanding number of youth in Pakistan.

According Mrs. Wizarat, higher education in Pakistan is facing problems related to standard and quality.

The training which British will provide to Pakistani teachers will greatly contribute to improving the standard of education in Pakistan, she added.

Talat Wizarat said that there is large number of NGOs working for the promotion of education in the country but majority of them do not have satisfactory record.

She said women teacher can produce better results at primary and middle level.