PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will allocate 70 per cent of the new educational institutions to be opened in the province to girls in order to improve female education.
This was stated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar while speaking as chief guest at the first home economics conference organised by the Society of Home Economists at the Archives Library, Peshawar, on Thursday.
He said that the provincial government wanted to provide modern education to girls and create job opportunities for them to address their economic necessities because without education modern society could not be formed.
Minister for higher education Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani, additional secretary higher education Dr Khalid Khan, principal of Home Economics College, University of Peshawar, Dr Syeda Kaniz Fatima and others also spoke on the occasion.
Mr Qaisar said that it was need of the hour to provide modern education to women without any discrimination and those educated females should play a role to share their knowledge with other women in different areas, particularly in rural localities.
Govt to provide modern education to females, says PA speaker
He said that during the last one year the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led coalition government had introduced 28 new laws in the province for maintaining good governance, bringing transparency and facilitating people.
The PA Speaker said that with the implementation of the new laws the people of the province would feel a real change and everyone would be accountable before the law.
He claimed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be made a role model for other provinces.
About the suspension of wheat quota of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by the Punjab government, Mr Qaisar said that the Supreme Court had already given its verdict in this regard and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should take action against those who were responsible for suspension of the quota.
He said that it was responsibility of the prime minister to deal with all the provinces equally.
He said that Mr Sharif was prime minister of the country and not of Punjab province only. If he failed to fulfil his constitutional responsibilities it would be unfortunate and this would create unrest among the people of rest of the provinces, he said.
Earlier, Mr Ghani said that in the next financial year, home economics colleges would start functioning in Nowshera and Abbottabad districts.
He said that the admission process had been made easy for women in such colleges while age limit was abolished so that every female could continue education.
He maintained that free of cost education would be provided to girls with physical disabilities in the home economics colleges.
Published in Dawn, May 23rd, 2014