Pakistan Tehrik -e- Insaf (PTI) led government in Punjab has announced first ever Punjab Literacy and Non Formal Basic Education (NFBE) policy on Thursday.

Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat, Minister for Literacy & NFBE Department Raja Rashid Hafeez were present on the occasion.

Minister for Literacy & NFBE Department Raja Rashid Hafeez while addressing the ceremony said that the government is determined to achieve 100 percent literacy rate in the province by the year 2030 as to fulfill the constitutional commitments under article 37B & 25A.

He said that the main purpose of this policy is to ensure the alignment and integration with provincial & National constitutional & legal obligations and international commitments for better service delivery. The minister said that enhancing literacy rate is the utmost priority of government and we shall not leave any stone un-turned to achieve that target. He added that the policy guidelines will help us in promoting the public private partnership which is necessary to achieve the goal of 100 percent literacy rate.

Provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat said that PTI government has taken lead in introducing first ever “Literacy Policy” in the history of Punjab. We are fulfilling our promises and establishing that Education is among the top priorities of the PTI Government. Raja Basharat further commented that the new policy will help in access of education in the remote and far flung areas.

Secretary Literacy Sumaira Samad said that we are proud to launch the First Ever Punjab Literacy and Non-Formal Education Policy 2019. She added that policy document will help to give a clear direction to the endeavors and support in institutionalizing the efforts with the provincial paradigm. It is pertinent to mention here that the newly shared Literacy policy is encouraging research and development and it infuses the ever needed information communication technology for reaching out maximum public for the cause of education.

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