KHANEWAL - The government has been spending billions of rupees to promote education to achieve hundred percent literacy in the province.

District Education Officer (secondary) Muhammad Saleem Bhatti stated while speaking at the schoolbags distribution ceremony to new student of Class-I at Govt Primary School in Khokarabad here on Saturday.

He emphasised that as civilized society, all and sundry should pay attention towards raising the education standard. He along with senior teacher and president of Punjab Teacher Union Muhammad Aarif Sahu distributed schoolbags among the students.

On the occasion, the DO also ordered build additional classrooms in the school and provision of furniture as.

PASSED AWAY: Chief news agent and senior journalist Haji Tahir iqbal died after serious illness in Medicare Hospital Multan. He was the brother of journalist Nasir Iqbal. Funeral for the deceased will be offered on Sunday (today). The Journalist community, newspaper distributors, educationist and trade chamber president condoled the sad demise of Haji Tahir Iqbal. President senior working journalist forum Anjum Bashir also condoled with the family of the deceased.