Federal govt has no rift with Sindh, Education minister clarifies

  • Meets with Sindh CM, expresses wish to work collectively to improve education sector

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Friday said that there are no differences with Sindh and the federal government is ready to help the province in any matter it is capable of doing.

Talking to the media after paying respects at Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum, the minister referring the meeting held with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, as ‘positive’.

The minister vowed that federal government will closely work with Sindh in the field of education and in this context, a conference is being summoned to be attended by the officials concerned across the country.

Relating to the current situation of ongoing protests erupted after the acquittal orders’ of Aasia Bibi by the country’s top court, who was earlier awarded death sentence by the Lahore High Court over blasphemy charges, Mehmood said that the government is trying its utmost to settle the issue in a harmonious and peaceful way.

Earlier in the day, the federal minister for education had called on Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

In a meeting held at Chief Minister House, both, Sindh chief minister and the minister of education had agreed to collectively work for the country and social sector’s progress.

“Matters related to improving education standards in schools’ of the province and training of the teachers also came under discussion,” the minister said.

Steps are being taken to increase enrollment in schools, said Sindh CM during the meeting with the education minister, adding that the reforms have been introduced in the field of non-formal education.