LAHORE - Education Minister of Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that illiteracy is one of the main causes of terrorism and every segment of the society should play its role for building a literate society with a view to curb the menace of terrorism. Addressing the launching ceremony of PPLA on Saturday, he said that the provincial government has taken practical steps to enhance the literacy rate by launching Punjab Literacy Promotion Project (PLPP) with the collaboration of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Under this programme over next 10 years 2.6 million illiterate persons would be imparted education at 524,000 Adult Literacy Centers. He said that it was a long-term programme and to achieve the objectives of the PPLA non-formal basic education centers would be established for out of school children under the age group of 15 to make them literate and impart basic education. It has been planned that over next 10 years 5.8 million illiterate out of school children would be enrolled and they would get education from 193,500 Non Formal and Basic Education Schools set up by Literacy and Non Formal Basic Education Department. Message on Police web not Shahbazs The spokesman of Punjab government has said that the message on the website of Punjab Police is neither the message of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif nor it has been released by the government, says a handout. The message on the website of Punjab Police upon which photograph of CM Punjab was shown, is not related to the present CM Punjab, and the officials concerned have wrongly pasted the photograph of CM Shahbaz Sharif on the message of a former chief minister, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said. He said that this incident reflected the negligence and inefficiency of the concerned officials of Punjab Police and the government had taken serious notice of it. Two-day national consultation concludes HomeNet Pakistan has demanded of the government affirmative action to ensure speedy implementation of National Policy for Home-Based Workers (HBW) and give them status of the worker and also recognize their labour and their contribution to the national GDP. This has been demanded by said body at the conclusion of two days National Consultation of Network organisations here Saturday wherein more than a 100 participated. HomeNet Pakistan has evolved five years strategic plans to strengthen HNP and its member-based organisations to take the policy initiatives in effective ways. HNP at its deliberations also evolved the measures for strengthening of member-based organisations.