READING SKILLS OF 100 MILLION CHILDREN TO IMPROVE – PIR MAZHAR-UL-HAQ
Karachi, March 28: Senior Minister for Education and Literacy, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq has said Sindh Education Department has initiated Sindh Basic Education Program to enhance quality education and basic infrastructure of educational buildings and it will cover reconstruction of flood schools, consolidation, up-gradation and merger of schools, community mobilization, technical assistance, monitoring and evolution and improving teaching skills with the coordination of USAID totaling for $155 million. This he said while talking to a delegation of USAID, headed by Dr. Andrew Scission USAID Mission Director. He said, ‘Opportunity through learning program reading skills for 100 million children in primary grades will be improved by 2015. He added that education could help reduce all negative approaches in the society and present government’s reconciliation policy had enabled the government to work on broader respective to spread quality education in the province.
Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq said that we have put the affairs on right track and hard work is needed to improve things. He appreciated the role of USAID in improving education sector in Sindh. He said that extremism was the problem of whole world and Pakistan and America both were fighting against extremism and spread of education could be a big achievement against extremists.
He said that reforms in education sector had brought and would bring more positive results. USAID delegation told the Minister for Education that target districts were Khairpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Kambar, Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore and Karachi and in these districts USAID was working in all sectors to enhance quality education. Dr. Randy, Zulfikar Ali and Pervaiz Sehar were also present in the meeting.
OPEN AND ILLEGAL SALE AND PURCHASE OF ACID BE BANNNED SHARMILA FARUQUI
Karachi, March 28: Sharmila Faruqui advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Media has demanded federal and provincial governments to put immediate ban on open sale and purchase of acid because open and illegal sale and purchase of acid has caused terrible results. This she said while talking to a delegation of women here in her office on Wednesday.
She said that federal and Provincial governments should formulate such laws and regulations to discourage open sale and purchase of acid, because criminal elements used it for their ulterior motives and usually threw on women and made them disfigured. She added, ‘Throwing acid on women brings a bad name on the civilized face of Pakistan ad every one should discourage and create awareness against this evil practice. Shurmla Faruqui said that a proper record should be maintained in this regard and acid should be sold on authentic prescription and without authentic prescription no acid must be sold.
She said, ‘People generally respect women in our society but there are certain evil creatures who defame society for the evil designs and they must be countered through systematic and scientific way. She said that writ of law must be implemented.