LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said Daanish Schools will always continue to provide quality educational facilities to the poorest students. The monopoly of the rich on higher education has been ended by setting up Daanish Schools and the dream of students of far-flung and backward areas of having modern educational facilities at their doorstep has been materialised, he said. During a meeting held here on Saturday with officers and contractors who put their best for the construction of Daanish Schools in Hasilpur and Rahim Yar Khan, the CM directed that double shift should be started in Daanish Schools from next year so that maximum students could get education in these schools. Establishing Daanish Schools was such a revolutionary step of my government, which will leave far reaching effects on the development of the country and the talented students equipped with modern knowledge, after completing their study from these schools, will play their effective role in prosperity of the country, he added. He said the schools were a ray of hope for the bright future of the poorest students, and these schools would not only polish the abilities of talented students of backward areas, but would also help eliminate poverty and backwardness of these areas. During the first phase, three Daanish Schools have been set up in Bahawalpur Division and during the inauguration of these schools in Rahim Yar Khan and Hasilpur, the students of these areas have demonstrated such confidence and capabilities which show a hope of bright future of the country, he said, adding that complete autonomy had been given to the Board of Governors. The schools should be made a best financial model in which all aspects including utilisation of vast land adjacent to these schools for livestock and agriculture purposes should be kept in view, he added. Shahbaz said the Punjab government, beside constructing cemented buildings in development projects, was also promoting culture of horticulture and beautification and Commissioner Bahawalpur Division should also take steps for horticulture and making these schools green and the work of planting maximum trees in the playgrounds be completed by the end of March. He directed that the women staff be posted in the school and hostel of female students. He directed the chief secretary to constitute a technical committee, which would review the quality of construction of these Daanish Schools and administrative officers and contractors showing best performance would be encouraged in the light of the recommendations of the committee. The CM lauded the efforts of the chief secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa, MD Daanish Schools System Yousaf Kamal, Commissioner Bahawalpur, Deputy Secretary Shahid Iqbal and the entire team for showing best performance and taking keen interest in the completion of Daanish Schools project. He said the third Daanish School in Chishtian would be inaugurated within a few days, whereas the foundation stone of these schools will be laid in Attock, Mianwali, DG Khan and Rajanpur.