PM underlies Int’l cooperation to avert humanitarian challenges, ensure economic stability in Afghanistan

Higher education on lines of modern sciences key to progress: PM

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has underlined the need for taking urgent steps to stabilize the security situation, address humanitarian needs and ensure economic stability in Afghanistan.

Talking to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Prime Minister said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is vitally important for Pakistan and the region.

He stressed that at this pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s history, it is important for the international community to remain in support and solidarity with the Afghan people.

Imran Khan emphasized that both Pakistan and Germany should work closely for the promotion of shared interests relating to regional peace and stability.

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas conveyed cordial greetings of Chancellor Merkel, shared Germany’s viewpoint on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and thanked Prime Minister for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for Germany’s evacuation endeavors from Afghanistan.

It is noted that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced to open the country’s consulate general in Germany’s city Munich.

“We will soon inaugurate the Consulate General of Pakistan in Munich and are working to establish Iqbal-Goethe Center in Heidelberg,” the foreign minister said in a tweet, following his announcement at a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

Foreign Minister Qureshi said, “Bilaterally, we deeply value our longstanding relations with Germany, now in our 70th year of friendship”.

He said Pakistan attached high value to its relations with Germany and underscored the resolve to comprehensively upgrade the overall relationship.

The year 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Germany. A range of events are envisaged by the two countries to celebrate this milestone in a befitting manner.Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said at the level of higher education, teaching youth the contemporary modern sciences was key to progress and development.

Chairing a review meeting on the promotion of higher education, the prime minister said the federal government would provide all possible assistance to provinces to promote higher education.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and senior officials.

The meeting was apprised of the progress on the establishment of Sialkot Engineering University for which the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had already approved the project worth Rs 16.69 billion.

The Sialkot Engineering University will be set up jointly by the federal and the Punjab government for which half of the money and land will be provided by the Punjab Government.

The meeting was informed that the teachings of Seerat-un-Nabi were being included in the syllabus of the grade 8, 9 and 10 and the new syllabus for these classes would be launched soon.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said at the level of higher education, teaching youth the contemporary modern sciences was key to progress and development.

Chairing a review meeting on the promotion of higher education, the prime minister said the federal government would provide all possible assistance to provinces to promote higher education.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr. Ata-ur-Rehman, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and senior officials.

The meeting was apprised of the progress on the establishment of Sialkot Engineering University for which the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had already approved the project worth Rs 16.69 billion.

The Sialkot Engineering University will be set up jointly by the federal and the Punjab government for which half of the money and land will be provided by the Punjab Government.

The meeting was informed that the teachings of Seerat-un-Nabi were being included in the syllabus of the grade 8, 9 and 10 and the new syllabus for these classes would be launched soon.

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