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Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood

Heritage fund for preservation of cultural sites on the cards: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mehmood says the federal government plans to establish a heritage fund for the upkeep and preservation of cultural sites across the country. Mehmood,  who also holds the portfolio of Federal Education and Professional Training, was chairing a meeting of the Coordination Committee on Heritage Sites of Pakistan in Islamabad on Tuesday. “Pakistan has a rich and diverse cultural heritage which can be promoted to attract maximum tourists, he said,…

Pakistan urges int’l development partners for increased funding for education

NEW YORK: Speaking at an international conference organised on the margins of 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations (UN), Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood said that only through increased investment in education can nations move forward. His remarks came at a conference, titled “Unlocking Human Potential through International Finance Facility for Education,” organised at the UN Headquarters by former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Shafqat Mahmood said that…