Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ’s central leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi on Tuesday said that whatever Pakitan People Party had done in the last 13 years in the field of education they would term it as a crime.

Addressing a press conference, Naqvi, who was also former opposition leader in Sindh Assembly, issues a ‘White Paper’ against the “poor performance” of the Sindh Education Department.

“13 years ago, 31 percent of the children were deprived of education and after 13 years an upward trend had been witnessed to this effect,” said Naqvi.

He claimed that 7737 schools were running without roofs in the province and over 1000 schools were housed in a one-room-class.

“9000 schools were those where basic necessities were not available and girls schools did not have boundary walls,” he said. “Primary schools in the province did not have staff for cleaning washrooms.”

PTI leader said that in all 1,74000 teachers were in the province and most of them perform their duties.

“Free education up to matriculation under the constitution is the responsibility of the government,” he said.

He said that coronavirus has also damaged the education sector. “Literacy rate in Sindh is lower than Balochistan,” he claimed.

PTI Parliamentary Leader in Sindh Assembly Bilal Ghaffar accompanied him.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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