Education must to uproot terrorism, bring stability: speakers
SWABI: Speakers at a function here on Thursday said that the dream of eradicating terrorism and bringing economic stability could not be materialised without imparting quality education to the young generation.[TOP]
The programme `Public Kutchehri` was organised by Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE), Islamabad with the help of local welfare body Hugooqu1 Ebad. The function was attended by local government representatives, officials of educa-tion department and journalists.
The local government representatives were informed that PCE had conducted researchoneducationin24 districts ofthe country and Swabi was one of them. The findings of the research were shared with the local government representatives and academic staff.
Speaking on the occasion, Topi tehsil nazim Sohail Yousafzai said that provincial government was giving top priority to education. `From the day first, the PTI government has started work on improving education and health,` he added.
Mr Yousafzai said that it was time to join hands for improving education standard, controlling dropout rate, brining resultoriented changes and promoting habit of study among the students.
Mohammad Younas, tehsil naib nazim, said that private schools had put extra Knancial burden on the parents of stu-dents. Despite taking huge fees, students were forced for tuition, he added.
`We oppose these tactics and the day is not far that people would switch over from private schools to public sector schools where we have qualified teachers, who have already improved the environment, said Mr Younas.
The teachers said on the occasion that they had made serious efforts to meet demands of the society. They called for changes in the curriculum to meet the international standard.
`The situation in the educational institutions has been improved and the new policies have already yield results,` said Taqweemul Haq, former education officers.
Sher Azam Jadoon, general secretary of Swabi Union of Journalists, said that they were supporting education-friendly environment. `Media is ready to play its duerole. No doubt, we have already fulfilled our obligations,` he said.
WINE SEIZED: Four persons, who allegedly worked for an industrialist from Lahore, were arrested by Chota Lahor police and huge quantity of wine was recovered from them here on Thursday.
Police raided an area in Chota Lahor where they caught red-handed the four people. They were identified as Mohammad Usman of Kasur, Guhlam Mustafa of Jang, Mohammad Pervaiz of Bari Imam and Shakeel Ahmad from Lahore.
DSP Izhar Shah said that the arrested people were working for Lahore-based entrepreneur identified as Haji Mohammad Umer and the Chota Lahor store was used as a loading and unloading spot.
They filled the bottles and supplied the same to Lahore market, the official said.