Malala Yousafzai lauds CM Parvez Elahi’s reforms in education sector
LAHORE (92 News) - Noble Laureate Malala Yousafzai met Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at CM Office on Wednesday.
During the meeting, activities of Malala Fund in Pakistan, future strategy and other projects came under discussion. The promotion of education in the province, especially of girls education and STEAM programme, was also discussed.
Malala Yousafzai lauded CM Parvez Elahi’s programme to introduce reforms in the education sector and paid rich tributes to the education-friendly steps of CM Parvez Elahi.
The chief minister, while talking with Malala Yousafzai, disclosed that 25,000 teachers would be inducted on the vacant posts in the schools across Punjab. He announced to impose a ban on giving corporal punishment in schools and madaris on the request of Malala.
He added that awarding physical punishment to students in madaris and schools, especially to female students, will not be acceptable at all. The CM assured that they would get implemented the law on giving physical punishment, adding that this law will be passed from Punjab Assembly during current month.
The CM said that Malala is pride of Pakistan and the endeavours of Malala for the promotion of education are highly appreciable. "Malala Yousafzai is not only an excellent example for the women of Pakistan but also for the world. Malala Yousafzai confronted terrorism and extremism for the sake of getting education. She made love common through education and defeated hatred. She is a role model and an emulating example for others who illuminated the light of knowledge in the darkness of ignorance. The Malala Fund is striving to constitute such a society where every female can attain education and become a leader in future," he observed.
Speaking on the occasion, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said that she that the chief minister had done an invaluable work in the education sector. "I am proud to represent herself before the world and pronounces the name of Pakistan with pride. I want that no child of Pakistan, especially of Punjab, should remain away from school. I want to become the voice of female students of Punjab. I am striving hard to resolve their problems."
Malala Yousafzai thanked the chief minister on according her a warm hospitality. Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai, her husband Asar Malik, Malala Fund Country Head Javed Ahmed, Maria Qantenia, Nida Sultan, Shehra, Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Secretary Schools Education and concerned officials were also present.