NAROWAL: Minister for Interior Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday stressed the need for promotion of quality education to banish ignorance and backwardness and tackle internal and external challenges effectively.
He was addressing the participants in a special ceremony “Welcome Freshmen” held at the University of Gujrat (UoG), Narowal Campus, to welcome the new-comers.
The minister said education was a real weapon to end darkness of backwardness, ignorance, terrorism, militancy, and insurgency.
He said promotion of quality education could help build character of students, who are future of the nation.
Prof Ahsan Iqbal announced early establishment of the University of Narowal, saying that the Punjab cabinet committee would give final approval to the project in its next meeting, scheduled to be held in the next week.
He also asked students to focus on utilisation of the advanced technologies to put the country on the map of technologically advanced countries.
He said provision of quality education was top priority of the government and the PML-N government was making all-out sincere efforts for ensuring easy access to quality education.
He said that promotion of quality education was a must to deal with internal and external threats and dangers.
The interior minister said that the foreign media was also hailing Pakistan’s positive and effective economic policies, terming it an emerging economy.
He said that the incumbent government had already put the country on the road to national economical and political stability as well.
He said that national development and progress growth rate of Pakistan was increasing day by day which was also moving ahead towards higher growth rate.
UoG Narowal campus Principal Dr Mohammad Younas, Chairman Narowal District Council Ch Ahmed Iqbal, MPAs Rana Manan Khan, Sardar Ramaish Singh Arora and Narowal Deputy Commissioner Ali Anaan Qamar were also present on the occasion.