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Uniformed education system need of hour: Shafqat
January 13, 2019

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood says working for a better education system should be above all the politics.

Talking to media in Lahore today (Saturday), he said the Government is trying to bring a uniformed system of education in the country and for this purpose all stakeholders are being taken into confidence.

He said a uniformed education system is need of the hour.

Earlier, addressing a ceremony at Alhamra, Shafqat Mahmood said that economic issues of the country need to be resolved besides coping with other challenges.

The Minister said education provides a frame of reference for looking at world.

He said graduates need to be mobilized to redress the issue of illiteracy, adding that confining quality education to certain people would never help any nation to excel.

Later, the Minister chaired the meeting of Governing Body of Iqbal Academy Pakistan at Aiwan-e-Iqbal.

Different matters related to the Academy came under discussion.

It was decided in the meeting that "Iqbal seminar" would be organized on April 21 at Prime Minister Secretariat.

The Minister urged there should be Iqbal Chair in Iran, adding that all possible support would be provided to the initiatives that would be taken for the promotion of Iqbal's message.