President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday called for taking steps to achieve targets in the education sector under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
While chairing a meeting of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, he said that the government accorded top priority to education.
The president was given a presentation on the mandate, functions, activities, achievements and other NCHD projects.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Balighur Rehman, Secretary Education Muhammad Ahsan Raja and Additional Education Secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh Malik and the NCHD director-general.
The president while highlighting the role of the NCHD in improving the human development indicators said that Pakistan was committed to achieving the goals of universal primary education, adult literacy and women empowerment.
He urged provincial governments to cooperate with the NCHD in successful implementation of the projects aimed at achieving literacy rate.
Hussain was also presented the NCHD’s 2013 annual report.
The president assured the ministry of education and the NCHD of every possible support in their endeavour to achieving education targets in the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2014.