The recently elected Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has announced to provide free education in Punjab till graduation on the eve of the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan.
He made this announcement during his speech which was followed by a flag hoisting ceremony at Hazuri Bagh on Sunday. While announcing the free education he said, “I made education free up to Matric in my previous tenure and will now make it free up to graduation level”. He said that education from primary to matric level was made free during his last tenure from 2002 to 2007.
The chief minister said that he had decided to provide free-of-cost medicines in emergencies of the hospitals. He said that he had made many institutions for special children in his previous tenure, adding that the number of institutions will be increased in future. Ch Parvez Elahi vowed to make Punjab an exemplary province.
The CM also paid tributes to those defending the dear homeland and to the security forces, police officers and jawans who laid down their lives for the defense and peace of their dear homeland.
He said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah did an untiring struggle to attain a separate homeland for the Muslims. “It is our collective responsibility to contribute our part of work to make the country prosperous. Whether it be the opposition, the politicians, the traders, the industrialists, or any person working in any field, we all have to work with dedication and diligence to make it a prosperous country”.
CM announced to give Rs 3 lacs as a gift to the special children who sang national songs and Rs 50,000 prizes for lead singers and Rs 2 lac prize for the scouts. CM announced to give Rs. 1 lac prize for the police band. CM went to the special children who sang the national songs and sang a national song with them. He showed his affection towards the special children and appreciated their performance.