ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said that the Pakistani youth had great potential to excel in all fields and bring laurels for the country with their hard work and dedication. Addressing at the ceremony to mark the meritorious achievement of Ali Moin Nawazish, a student who rewrote history by securing 21 out of 23 in the A-Level examination. The Prime Minister, who has already announced Pride of Performance for Ali Moin Nawazish to be conferred on upcoming Pakistan Day, appreciated the student for bringing good name to the country at international level. He said Ali Moin of Roots School System, had shown that Pakistani youth were capable of making excellent achievements in all fields of life, if provided ample opportunities. He announced one million rupees for Ali Moeen as acknowledgment of his academic achievement. The Prime Minister said Pakistan is greatly blessed with natural and human resources, and stressed the need to fully utilise them. He said the government was aware of the importance of education in making the country a developed and prosperous state, and would set up a knowledge-based society. The Prime Minister invited the learned scholars and intelligentsia to help the government in devising a comprehensive policy on education in accordance with international standards. He also mentioned the role of private educational sector in successfully expanding the domain of knowledge in the country. He said the government had already initiated several educational projects and asked the private sector to join hands with the government for an effective outcome on education. "We intend to take steps with private sector on the quality and regulatory framework of education," he said. The Prime Minister extended heartiest felicitations to the management and students of Roots School System for their contribution towards education sector and for imparting quality education to its students. Gilani said on receiving the news of Ali Moin Nawazish's achievement, he immediately telephoned him and appreciated his meritorious performance and extended invitation to stay in Prime Minister House as a guest.