Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has promised free education for children of coalminers at Shangla Campus of the University of Swat.

Khan stated this while inaugurating a new building at Swat Univeristy’s Shangla Campus, adding that education was key to development and no nation could progress without ensuring education to its youth.

The KP CM said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf provincial government was making all efforts to provide better education facilities to students in their native areas. He lamented that previous governments had neglected the education sector, especially in “marginalised districts of the province”.

Khan said it was one of the key priorities of the KP government to bring marginalized districts at par with developed areas of the province.

He urged the universities to prepare skilled youth that could face the challenges of the modern world. Moreover, the CM announced the handing over of the building of Technical College Alpuri to Shangla Campus, University of Swat. He also announced establishing a new administrative zone named “Zone 6” that would cover Shangla, Torghar, Buner and Kohistan districts.

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