LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Education and Excise, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said the government would spread the education in every nook and corner of the province. He said on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister, government would continue to award cash prizes and presenting guard of honour to position-holders in the examinations, says a handout. He expressed these views while addressing a prize distribution ceremony of Ibn-e-Timya Education Complex in Chunian Alayabad on Sunday. He said the dream of previous govt regarding Parha Likha Punjab remained only a dream. He said, in fact, this was the dream of Mian Shahbaz Sharif and the previous rulers tried to act like Shahbaz Sharif. He said, now Mian Shahbaz Sharif as Khadim-e-Aala of Punjab, would make this dream into a reality. Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said private sector is expanding its educational network in urban areas and on the same pattern it should also extend helping hand to government to set up educational institutions in rural areas so that poor villagers could also get education. He said after seeing the spirit of getting education among students and teachers at Alayabad we believe there is no dearth of talent in villages. Minister said there is a need of only infrastructure for which he will request the Chief Minister Punjab to allocate more funds in the next budget for education. He said Mian Shahbaz Sharif desired to the literacy rate 100 per cent and emerging scholars like Allama Iqbal and lawyers like Quaid-e-Azam for which the government is utilising all available resources. Speaking on the occasion, school Principal Hafiz Taqi-ur-Rehman lauded the efforts of chief guest, especially the Chief Minister Punjab for promotion of education and assured that the private sector would play its role for spreading the education in every nook and corner by receiving ordinary school fee.