KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), said on Sunday he would put his “own shoulder to the wheel for bringing about a revolution in the education sector to achieve national goals”.
He stated this while meeting a delegation of Alif Ailaan, led by Mosharraf Zaidi, at Bilawal House.
None of the targets are easy to achieve, he said, and added that this is one issue the province and party leadership have committed to reforming as a key priority.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed concern over education situation in the province and reiterated his party’s resolve to improve the system and provide free education to every child.
The PPP patron-in-chief hoped that the recently approved Sindh Education Sector Plan (SESP) 2014-2018 will play a major part in the reform push needed for mitigating the education emergency.
He appreciated the Alif Ailaan team’s support for the promotion of literacy and enrolment, adding that the Sindh government and its functionaries have to work very hard in this sector so that every school is functional and every teacher performs his or her duty with probity and dedication.
He said that various initiatives being undertaken by the Sindh government shall be coordinated and that both the political and administrative leadership shall work closely together. These are not “empty statements”, he said, adding that he himself would supervise the coordinated push to reform education in Sindh.Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Education Secretary Fazalullah Pechuho and former ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman were also present on the occasion.
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