Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. — File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Friday said the attack on Malala Yousufzai had raised awareness about the necessity of educating girls in Pakistan, saying the government would take all possible steps for promoting education.

Speaking at PM House, the prime minister said the government's objective of making Pakistan a developed and prosperous country can only be attained by exploiting fully the potential of its citizens.

The prime minister also said that concrete steps must be taken to minimise the primary level drop-out rate in the the country.

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