Education prerequisite for economic progress, eradication of extremism: PM


KOHAT: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that promotion of quality education is imperative for sustained economic progress and eradication of extremism.

He was addressing inaugural ceremony of the women campus of Kohat University of Science and Technology in Kohat.

The Prime Minister said no nation can make progress without promotion of education, and science and technology.

He said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government has fulfilled its promises and pledges made with the public.

The Prime Minister said development, economic prosperity and elimination of extremism is directly linked to the provision of quality education to youth.

He said we need to have special focus on promotion of women to achieve prominent position among the comity of developed nations.

The Prime Minister said that the government has made record increase in the educational budget during last four years, besides establishing number of educational institutions.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said education should not be made a political issue rather collective efforts should be made to equip students for taking full advantage of the opportunities arising because of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said universities have prime responsibility to concentrate on research work, besides character building of the students.