LAHORE - Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that the society can not prosperous and develop without promoting of education.
Addressing the oath taking ceremony of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Lahore Education Reporter Association (Lera) at Punjab University on Saturday, Pervaiz Rasheed recalled the time when he was studying at PU. He said the budget for education was an investment into the future which benefited the next generations, adding had the past generations invested on the education sector, today’s Pakistan would have been far better. He said investing into education and setting up universities were not only solutions for making of better society if the people were not given freedom of expression.
Pervaiz Rasheed said institutions of ignorance were set up in the name of education in the past, stressing had these so-called institutions imparted education, the country do not have to beg for financial aid from the donors and our children do not have to wear suicide jackets and hate life. He said it was the job a scholar to reform the society while the suicide bombers have been destroying the world. He called upon the education reporters to point out the mistakes of the PML-N government in the education sector as mirror shown by the journalists helps the governments rectify their shortcomings.
Earlier, the minister administered oath to the newly-elected office bearers of the LERA including president Arshad Bhatti (TheNation), vice president Akmal Soomro (City 42), general secretary, secretary information Hafiz Ijaz Bashir (APP), finance secretary Zaheer Abbas (INP) and secretary women wing Hafsa Fayyaz (Channel 5).
Addressing on the occasion, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran appreciated the role of education reporters for promotion of education. He said knowledge is the only way for the development. He said America spent huge amount on education and that’s why it was powerful.
While introducing the association, LERA president Arshad Bhatti told about the aims of the organization. He appreciated the association’s role for guidance and training of novice education reporters. He thanked the minister for his interest for the cause of education.