LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said no nation can progress without education and a respectable status can only be achieved in the comity of nations by acquiring knowledge and adopting honesty, hard work and commitment. Education is solution to all the problems being faced by the country and promotion of education in every nook and corner is being carried out. The goal of universal education is a difficult task, but not impossible and rapid progress will be made in this direction with determination, he said, while lauding the role of British government for the uplift of education sector in Pakistan, and said the Department for International Development (DFID) of Britain had announced a big project, which was highly commendable. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Chief Ministers School Reforms Roadmap at CMs Secretariat, here on Thursday. British educationist Sir Michael Barbar, foreign delegates, Provincial Ministers, elected representatives, intellectuals, columnists, and educationists were present on the occasion. The CM said, Today is very significant in national history as a revolutionary programme has been launched in education sector for ensuring hundred percent enrolment of children in schools. He also said achievement of this target by October 31st this year was a big challenge and collective efforts were needed for the purpose. This programme has been started from Punjab which will move ahead successfully and spread to the whole country. Officers working for the success of this programme with commitment and dedication will be encouraged while those who failed to show the desired results will be made to realise their responsibilities, he warned. He further said the Pakistan movement was launched so that equal rights, health and education facilities and opportunities of progress could be available to all, and though a separate homeland was achieved but the aim of setting up an Islamic welfare society in the real sense had still not been achieved despite passage of 63 years. Though the elite have all privileges and luxuries, the poor are deprived of such basic facilities as education and health, he said, while mentioning start of Daanish schools project for providing modern educational facilities to the poorest students. He also thanked the British Prime Minister for his announcement of cooperation with Pakistan for the promotion of education. British cooperation will leave a positive impact on the education sector and help meet educational needs, he added. Earlier, Mian Mujtaba presented the welcome address and gave details of CMs School Reforms Roadmap. According to him, the Roadmap had been devised with a lot of hard work regarding educational priorities and targets and its implementation would bring about substantial improvement in education sector. British educationist Sir Michael Barbar lauded the steps taken by the CM for the development of education sector and said Shahbaz Sharif was determined for the progress of this sector and taken revolutionary measures for this purpose. The majority of Pakistans population comprises youth and the destiny of the nation can be changed by proper education of young generation. The CM has ensured quality educational facilities to the poor by launching Daanish Schools and such an educational environment should be provided in the whole country, he added. Secretary Schools Muhammad Aslam Kamboh informed about the targets of the roadmap. Vice Chairman Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Dr Amjad Saqib and Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board Dr Javed Ghani also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, the CM formally inaugurated the hundred percent enrolment campaign in schools by signing the admission forms of two children.