Planning Commission has agreed to grant 6 months' extension to projects of National Commission for Human Development and Basic Education Community Schools subject to approval by the Cabinet.
This was agreed upon during a meeting between Planning Minister Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiar and Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in Islamabad on Thursday. Senior officials from both ministries were also present in the meeting.
The Planning Minister said Education Ministry should submit revised PC-1 to initiate the process of approval. He said that teachers of two programs should work hard to impart quality education to students and there will be no lay-offs in both programs.
Both the Ministers agreed to chalk out modalities to merge NCHD and BECS to avoid duplication of tasks and functions and for efficient contribution towards human resource development in the country.