UK to educate 7m out-of-school Pakistani kids

LAHORE - British Foreign Secretary William Jefferson Hague Thursday said that Great Britain will help educate seven million children of Pakistan who have no access to schools.
He was talking to Punjab Assembly members as he visited the Assembly chambers Thursday afternoon accompanied by 5-member delegation which included political advisor to the British Foreign Secretary Ms Arminka Helic, Director South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate of Common Wealth Office Neil Crompton besides the diplomats from the British Embassy, Islamabad and British officials working in Lahore.
He said the project would be financed by British Department for International Development (DFID). Hague also expressed his satisfaction over the fact that Pakistan was second on the list of recipients of grant in aid from DFID.
The British Foreign Secretary William Hague was briefed about the of issues being confronted by the Pakistani government especially in the shape of energy crisis, sectarianism, extremism and unemployment among the younger generation.

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