Elahi announces free education up to graduation in Punjab
Lauds Gen Bajwa’s invincible services for defence of country
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Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has announced that the government will provide free education to the students up to graduation level in the province, reported 24 News HD TV Channel.
Parvez Elahi while addressing a ceremony organized to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan here at the Hazuri Bagh Sunday, said that he made education free up to Matric level in his previous tenure and would now make it free up to graduation level.
He said the government is providing free-of-cost medicines in the hospitals. He vowed to make Punjab an exemplary province.
Lauding the services of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Minister said he had made the defence of the country invincible. Parvez Elahi further stated Army Chief's capabilities have not only been recognized at the international level, but he has become a symbol of peace. The services of the Army Chief are highly praiseworthy for eradicating terrorism from the country and maintaining peace in the country, he added.
He said that Jinnah struggled to attain a separate homeland for the Muslims, adding that it was the responsibility of all people including politicians, opposition, traders, industrialists, and others to work with dedication and diligence in order to make Pakistan a prosperous country. He said Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan and the time is not far away when Kashmir will become Pakistan.
Parvez Elahi paid rich tributes to those defending the dear homeland and also to the security forces, police officers, and jawans who laid down their lives for the defence of their dear homeland.
On the occasion, he announced a cash award for the special children who sang national songs, the scouts, the police band, and singers.
The Chief Minister said that the number of institutions for the disabled would be increased in the country.