Govt trying to establish district level university: State Minister

ISLAMABAD, June 1 (APP): Minister of State for Federal
Education, Engr Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was providing best facilities for girls’ education and making efforts aimed at ensuring quality education for them.

Speaking at a seminar, Girls Youth Assembly “Let Girls Learn” organized by Female Human Rights Organization (FEHRO) at Arts and Science Auditorium, Quaid e Azam University, the Minister said the education sector was still facing a lot of problems which need to be addressed.

He said there was a gender disparity in education system
which was not acceptable. “We should keep it in our mind that we are still better than many countries like India and some African countries as far as gender disparity is concerned.”

The enrollment ratio of girls has been improved by 2% during the last two years. “Girls are outshining in academics whether it is medical, engineering or any other field of the education, the Minister said.

He said the provincial governments have been allocating a
major part of their budget to the education sector.
Federal and provinces, the minister said, have increased their
budget from 5.5 billion to 8 billion for the promotion of the
education sector.

The law and order situation has been improved by the efforts of the present government and the federal government is making efforts for the implementation on National Action Plan, he said.

Baligh ur Rahman, while highlighting the importance of the
Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC), said this project would be a game changer for the whole region.

He emphasized the importance of technical education in the
country and said that the government was making efforts for the promotion of vocational education.