PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister (CM) Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said that the main reasons behind terrorism and other problems in the region were illiteracy, poverty and injustice. He said that the government is taking effective steps for the eradication of these issues.
Hoti said that the training, education and welfare of the children were above politics and that the government was undertaking reality based steps and encouraging private sector to invest.
The KP CM was addressing a gathering arranged by Ujala Welfare Society, a welfare organisation imparting training and education to children of low paid government employees here on Saturday.
Hoti is the patron-in-chief of the welfare society.
"We could not dispense our responsibilities in good manner after getting independence, which increased the sufferings of our young generation" he said.
He said that consistent policies and democracy were essential for the betterment of the society.
Hoti acclaimed that the government was taking constructive steps for promotion of education and employment as per the vision of Bacha Khan.
According to CM Hoti, the KP government is working to raise the standards of government-run schools. He said that the top 10 position holders in the
Hoti said that top 10 position holders in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate exams were given talent awards worth Rs10,000 and Rs15,000 respectively, on monthly basis.
The government will bear all the educational expenses of children from 100 high schools from 400 union councils.