LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that Pakistani female students have proved their metal all over the world.

He expressed these views while addressing the 78th convocation of Kinnaird College University, here on Thursday. Chairman Board of Directors Bishop Alexander John Malik, Principal Rukhsana David and a large number of students and parents were present on the occasion.

“The future of Pakistan is in the safe hands due to the successes of the students at international level. New generation will have to be equipped with education for coping with all challenges including extremism, unemployment and ignorance being faced by the country,” the minister added.

Congratulating to the students, Rana Mashhood advised them as they were going to enter into practical field, therefore, the education got from their alma mater would be helpful for them. He also expressed good wishes for the students.

Rana Mashhood said that the girl students of Daanish school Hasilpur have won laurels for Pakistan by getting 5th position in international competitions arranged by NASA whereas a student getting education through scholarship of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund has obtained second position in the prestigious engineering university of USA which is proof of the fact that the Pakistani students are second to none.

The education minister said it is our mission that no child should remain out of school by 2018 under Parho Punjab – Barho Punjab Programme. He said that besides modern education, information technology is need of the hour and Punjab government has distributed laptops among students for meeting this need and tablets will be distributed among students in future.

He said that campuses of 11 universities of international standard are being set up in Lahore Knowledge Park for providing best educational opportunities to the students. He said that steps will also be taken for providing securities to female students.

Meanwhile, Rana Mashhood also inaugurated a pictorial exhibition arranged by United Nations at Lahore Museum. He said that Pakistani people are peaceful and loving and this exhibition reflects this fact. He said that the extremists who damaged the image of Pakistan should be defeated jointly and the soft image of the country should be brought before the world.

AJK PM to address PU seminar

Punjab University Pakistan Study Centre (PSC) will organise a seminar on “Kashmir Dispute: The Past and Future” today (Friday) at 10:30am at Al-Raazi Hall.

Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majid, Leader of the house in Senate Honorable Raja Zafar-ul-Haq, MNA and Member Kashmir Committee Nasir Iqbal Bosaal, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Quaid-e-Azam University’s Prof Dr Nazir Hussain and Dean Faculty of Arts & Humanities Prof Dr Massarrat Abid will speak on the occasion.