ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Wednesday said Pakistan has ensured free compulsory education and established centres for research to demonstrate effective practices. However, a lot more needs to be done, he said addressing a Conference on Early Childhood Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in Beijing. “Today, we live in a world full of new and complex challenges of poverty, extremism and intolerance,” he said adding that to counter these challenges would take a lot more than just providing good healthcare and education. “To achieve the SDGs, we will have to allow more restraint and tolerance to make this world a better place,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2015.