ISLAMABAD:President Mamnoon Hussain Friday reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The President made the remarks while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr, wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the mandate,functions, activities, achievements and its various projects.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Education Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Secretary Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Ahsan Raja and Additional Secretary Education,Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik and Director General, NCHD.
The President while highlighting the key role of the NCHD in improving the Human Development Indicators of the country said Pakistan was committed to achieve the goal of Universal Primary Education, adult literacy and the empowerment of Women.
The President called upon the provincial governments to extend all possible support to NCHD as their support was critical in successful implementation of the projects initiated by NCHD aimed at enhancing literacy and empowering women.
The President was also presented annual report 2013 of the NCHD that highlights the various activities, projects and achievements of NCHD during the year, 2013.
The President assured every possible support and patronage to Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and NCHD in its endeavors to enhance literacy and promote education in the country.