Karachi, Feb 16, 2014: At a briefing on the state of education in Sindh, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron in Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party said that he will put his own shoulder to the wheel for bringing about a revolution in the education sector to achieve national goals. None of the targets are easy to achieve, he said, but added that this is one issue the province and party leadership have committed to reform as a key priority.
He stated this while meeting a delegation of Alif Ailaan led by Mosharraf Zaidi at Bilawal House. Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Secretary Education Fazalullah Pechuho and former Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman were also present on the occasion.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed concern over the education situation in the province and reiterated his Party’s resolve to improve the system and provide free education to every child.
PPP Patron in Chief hoped that the recently approved Sindh Education Sector Plan (SESP) 2014-2018 will play a major part in the reform push needed for mitigating the education emergency.
He appreciated the Alif Ailaan team’s support for the promotion of literacy and enrollment, adding that the Sindh government and its functionaries have to work very hard in this sector so that every school is functional and every teacher performs his or her duty with probity and dedication.
He stressed that various initiatives being undertaken by the Sindh government shall be coordinated and that both the political and administrative leadership shall work closely together. These are not empty statements, he said, as he himself will supervise the coordinated push to reform education in Sindh.