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Education, skill development top priority of PTI govt: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has said that education and skill development is the top priority of the incumbent government.    While addressing a meeting at National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) headquarters, Shafqat Mahmood said Pakistan's future lies in providing marketable skills to youth and enable them to earn respectable livelihood. According to a press release issued from the ministry, Mahmood said they will introduce such systems on the…

Govt announces ‘special programme’ to mainstream street children

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced to introduce a special programme for street children to educate them and bring them into mainstream. “Pakistan is currently facing various challenges in education sector however, the present government is fully cognizant of its responsibilities to resolve these challenges”, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood said. The Minister was talking to a British delegation led by Mr. Thomas Drew, UK Ambassador to Pakistan, which called on him here…

World Bank offers support to address challenges in education sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Technical Training Shafqat Mahmood was called on by World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan who offered assistance in the promotion of education in Pakistan. The education minister told the World Bank official and his delegation that Pakistan is currently facing various challenges in education sector and that the government is fully committed to resolve them. He said the among the various challenges are out of school children, different streams or systems of…

Shafqat Mahmood slams size of new federal cabinet

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shafqat Mahmood slammed on Friday the size of the federal cabinet, saying it laid credence to the fact that there were rifts within the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) ranks. Addressing a press conference, the PTI leader said that the PML-N tried to please its leaders, who were unhappy with the leadership, by giving them portfolios. Earlier this morning, President Mamnoon Hussain administered oath to the new cabinet comprising 27 federal ministers and 16 state…

Conspiracy excuses by Sharifs can’t justify their corruption: Shafqat Mahmood

LAHORE: Calling Maulana Fazlur Rehman an opportunist, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Central Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood on Sunday said the ruling party is taking fright at situation arising from Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT)’s report submission as the Supreme Court is about to give its final verdict in the case, ARY News reported. He was addressing a press conference in Lahore when he came down hard on Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N)’s leadership for iterating Panamagate case as global conspiracy…