Education should be given priority like security issue: minister

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APP28-08 LAHORE: July 08 - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage Syed Ali Zafar being briefed by DG Urdu Science Board Dr. Nasir Abbas at Urdu Science Board office. APP photo by Tabasam Naveed

LAHORE, Jul 08 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Syed Ali Zafar has said that education should
be made an issue of security like water shortage, energy and terrorism.
He said this in a meeting during his visit to Urdu Science Board
here in Sunday.
He said that no nation could be developed without education and
the Urdu Science Board was playing its role in this regard.
He said that institutions become independent and strong if they
are self-sufficient. He sought suggestions from the board management
to make it self-sufficient. The minister said that books were the best friends of humans in a good society.
Urdu Science Board Director General Dr Nasir Abbas Nayyar gave
briefing to the minister and presented suggestions for betterment
of the institution.
The minister assured the DG of solution to the problems mentioned
by the Urdu Science Board administration.
Earlier, the minister visited the Urdu Kitab Ghar established
by the administration.
The DG presented a shield and some books as souvenir to the
minister.