DI KHAN: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Salahuddin Khan Mehsud on Saturday emphasized the need for taking measures to promote research-based education to solve the country’s problems.
Addressing a laptops-distribution ceremony in DI Khan, the IGP said that students’ qualifications should pay back to the society and that the goal of education should not be the mere acquisition of MPhil or PhD degrees.
He also appreciated the efforts of law enforcement agencies in their sacrifices and ensuring peaceful atmospheres for students to receive their education.
He said that history bore the example of a number of nations which invested in their young generations’ education and equipped them for a bright and resourceful future.
He said that the government had channelised its energies into equipping the country’s youth with the same tools and the prime minister’s laptop scheme was a shining example of its efforts.
He said that the scheme would boost students’ performance by enabling them to carry out in-depth studies in their respective areas and to devise effective solutions to society’s challenges. He urged the students to use their laptops for constructive and positive purposes, and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country besides bringing a good name to their families. He also underlined the need for making collective efforts to defeat negative forces which were out to spoil the country’s youth by depriving them of education.
He emphasised that educational institutions needed to provide conducive learning environments on their campuses.
Gomal University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Sarwar also spoke on the occasion and said that Gomal University was a precious asset for the particular area and that its students were serving the country through their contributions in the socio-economic development process.
Earlier, the IG held a meeting with the district’s police officers about the Garra Matt incident. During the meeting, he urged for a speedy arrest of the remaining accused Sajawal and for the inquiry into the unfortunate incident to be made in a transparent and impartial manner.