KARACHI  – Sindh Senior Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, holding portfolio of Education and Literacy, has said his Ministry under the directives and guidance of President Asif Ali Zardari has been playing its vital role in promotion of education in the province.As a result of basic reforms in education sector, he said, the literacy rate has increased by 4 percent, said an official statement here Sunday. The Senior Minister was talking to media at Karachi Airport after participating in the Waseela-e-Taleem programme in Islamabad, which is a part of the Benazir Income Support Programme. He said that during dictatorship regime the education system of Sindh was destroyed intentionally like in other provinces of the country. The present democratic government following vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto had launched unmatched programme of Waseela-e-Taleem. Through this programme hundreds of thousand poor and needy families would be provided scholarships.The minister said that girls students were being given Rs2,500 each per annum. In some areas, this amount was Rs3,500 plus wheat and cooking oil to motivate their parents towards education. These stipends were being provided from class 6th to class 10th.As next step, girl students from class one to class five will be a given one Rs1000 each as stipend soon. These measures have helped enhance ten percent literacy rate among girl students, he said.Pir Mazharul Haq said that an institution had been established to train the teachers to enhance quality education in the province. History would never forgive those who destroyed fabric of education system in Sindh. He said with these measures taken by the Sindh Education Department, the literacy rate has increased by four percent in the province.