LAHORE - Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif says he is proud of the teachers who are equipping the nation with education through hard work.

“The lady teachers extending financial assistance to position holder girls of labourers in their education deserve all respect,” the CM said while addressing a ceremony in the honour of teachers at Model Town yesterday.

“The minarets of development are meaningless without promotion of education,” Shehbaz Sharif said and added that young generation will have to be equipped with modern knowledge for putting the country on the road to progress and prosperity.

The Chief Minister gave cheque of Rs100,000 and laptop each to head teacher Shahida Saeed of Government Girls High School Haroonabad and teacher Aneela Masood of Government Girls High School Sharifpura Multan. He also announced Rs100,000 for sister of position holder girl student Samia Mujahid for assisting her in acquiring education.

Provincial Minister Higher Education Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Parliamentary Secretary Higher Education, Parliamentary Secretary Schools Education, Secretary Schools, Secretary Information and concerned authorities were also present on the occasion.