Punjab Announces Free Education Till Graduation

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Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has announced free education till graduation in all government-run educational institutes.

The announcement came after CM Punjab hoisted the national flag in an official ceremony held at Lahore Fort to celebrate the country’s 75th Independence Day.

Addressing the ceremony, CM Punjab said that he had made education free till matriculation during his previous tenure as CM from October 2002 to October 2007.

Besides, CM Punjab also paid a heartfelt tribute to the martyrs of the armed forces and police who sacrificed their lives for eradicating terrorism and bringing peace into the country.

He added that people of all religions live in the country and they have played a central role in the development of Pakistan, stating that it is the duty of everyone to give them the respect they deserve.

CM Punjab also asked the public to remember the oppressed citizens of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) in their prayers on the Diamond Jubilee of Pakistan’s independence.

Moreover, CM Punjab also announced cash prizes for those who participated in the official ceremony. He announced Rs. 300,000 for special children who sang national songs, Rs. 200,000 for scouts, and Rs. 100,000 for the police band.

Lastly, CM Punjab also visited Allama Iqbal’s mausoleum and laid a floral wreath. The Consul Generals of different countries including the US, China, Turkey, and Iran as well as Provincial Ministers also attended the flag hoisting ceremony.

In a similar development from earlier this month, CM Punjab announced free education for the children of martyred officers of the Punjab Police.

He had made this announcement on the occasion of ‘Police Martyrs Day’ that is observed every year on 4 August across the country to commemorate the sacrifices of police personnel.

CM Punjab said that the provincial government is making concerted efforts to introduce legislation for free education for the children of martyred police officers.

He added that the legislation will also increase the compensation for the bereaved families of martyred police officers.

CM Punjab blasted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for ignoring the families of martyred Punjab Police officers during their government in the province.

  • Please provide slaybus books in government schools first as until now students are forced to buy from market

  • Instead of making education free they would have made it compulsory for boys and girls

  • They should rather improve the employment opportunities because already graduates cant even find decent jobs. Promoting education without promoting employment is devaluing the worth of education and degree.

  • A man gets Chief minister position based on four or five seats trying to deceive people by making hasty unrealistic decisions. County is little far from bankruptcy and they are demaging it further to get public support. Instead of this reduce pays and perks from 17 grades to onward and save money. If education will be free, it will not improve at all.

  • Tell Govt to stop all private schools for selling customized school uniforms and books with their logo engraved on them….stop doing business in the name of education….the quality of uniforns are so bad and prices are very high…..bring some equality regarding education

  • Besides appreciating you all are criticizing kindly at least appreciate their efforts this may be the initial steps InshAllah all those thing mentioned below happens in future

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