LAHORE: Rana Mashhood , provincial education minister, believes the ‘Parho Punjab Barho Punjab’ program to be key in building a prosperous society. He said school enrollment has increased along with improvement in facilities with the launch of campaign.

While addressing audience at an inaugural ceremony, Rana highlighted the role of NGOs in promotion of education. “The government considers education the most effective weapon to overcome all challenges being faced by the country,” he added.

Praising government’s decision to allocate 27 percent budget for education, Rana urged civil society to stand with the government.