Success of ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ recognised at global level: KP chief minister

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that peace and tranquillity has been restored in the province as the nation emerged triumphant in exterminating terrorism. “Our successful fight “Zarb-e-Azb” operation against the militants across the country was recognised at global level, he said, while addressing Parent Day function of Swat Cadet College as chief guest here on Tuesday.

The ceremony was attended among others by General Officer Commanding Malakand Division and Chairman Board of Governor of Swat Cadet College Major General Asif Ghayyur, Principal Cadet College Swat, teachers and parents of the cadets in large number. The CM announced a grant of Rs 1.35 billion for the third phase of the cadet college swat. He also announced Rs 20 million for this year academic activities and another matching grant for the next year. He said that terrorism was at its peak four years ago while today with the blessing of Allah Almighty, peace has been restored and the people now can breathe in free atmosphere without any fear.

Khattak said the people suffered great losses and offered matchless sacrifices during war on terror which was now at its final stage. The Pakistan Army with the help of the people, he said eliminated the terrorists and destroyed their last bastions and sanctuaries all over the country. The terrorists were now on the run and they have no place to hide, he added.

The CM stressing on uniform standard of education in the country said that “we cannot achieve the desired goals in education sans annulling class system and setting targets in this regard.” We have to understand the importance of education in the development of humanity. History bore testimony to the fact that the nations which have faulty education system and weak traditions were always confronted with wrong doings. The vacuum created by the faulty educated system always exposed to be exploited by wrong doers, he added.

The societies which did not concentrate on their education system were met with disaster fate, he said adding in our country a weak education system remained in place which failed to meet the fast growing challenges of the present era.

The particular anti education lobby in the country, he alleged abused this naive system for their own interest and whosoever had any power, massively used the same for building his own empire. No one ever thought for the interest of their coming generation and instead involved themselves in hypocrisy, corruption, selfishness and other mal-practices. So much these wrong doings were being emerged in the society as a culture.

The Chief Minister reiterated in clear terms that promotion of education remained top priority of the present KP government which is the hallmark of the civilised nations all over the globe. Only the civilized nation he said could fight the forces of oppression and ensured their prosperity and development.

However he said with regret that our state institutions were ruthlessly plundered in the past, adding it was the PTI which raised the slogan of true ‘Change’ and revamped the institutions over which the masses have lost their confidence during the previous regimes.

Earlier a smart contingent of Cadets presented march past to the Chief Minister and displayed their gymnastic, horse riding and other skills. Cadets showing distinction in various fields were also presented shields and cash awards. The college administration also presented a shield to the CM as memento of his visit to the College.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2016