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Primary education to be given in Urdu: CM Punjab

LAHORE: At his office here Monday, Punjab Minister of Schools Education Murad Raas called Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

According to a handout, the chief minister, speaking on this occasion, regretted the lack of importance given to the education sector over the past seven decades, adding that a secure future would be given to the new generation through education investment.

The chief minister said that primary education would be provided in the Urdu language through the’ new deal’ adding that this plan would bring far-reaching educational reforms.

“The government is giving full attention to plug in educational drawbacks. Insaf Afternoon School programme is an innovative scheme to educate out-of-school children,” he added. He said 100 more schools were being established for such children and Insaf Afternoon School programme would prove harbinger of real change. Every possible effort will be made for the promotion of education as educating the children is the responsibility of the government. The revolutionary steps taken in education sector would lay the foundation of a new Pakistan. Meanwhile, the educational syllabus was being synchronised with the new requirements, he added.

patwar culture: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ticket-holder and assembly members held meetings with Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at his office here Monday and discussed matters of mutual interest.

Talking on this occasion, the chief minister reiterated that the promise of changing archaic patwar culture would be fulfilled through Punjab Land Record Authority. The Punjab government has devised the digital solution of patwar culture and the service-level agreement between Punjab Land Record Authority and banks is an important milestone in this regard. He said that banks and other development finance institutions had been given a secure link of central database of digital land record.

Now, the farmers and other traders would easily get loans after banks’ verification. The banks would complete loan process after necessary verification of relevant documents and facility of providing print of ownership deed would be available at authorised branches of banks, he added. He said that digitalisation of centuries’ old revenue system would leave lasting impact. One crore pages of revenue record of 5.5 million land owners have been secured through digitalisation and the record of 23,000 revenue status can be checked online any moment.

He said that digitalisation of revenue record would also help to ease burden on courts along with decreasing disputes.

Usman Buzdar said that overseas Pakistanis would also be able to benefit from land record services from abroad. He added that special counters would be set up at Pakistani embassies in USA, UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia. He said that record of owners of commercial and residential flats in multi-storey buildings would also be compiled; 115 land record centres and 20 mobile van projects are being completed soon with an amount of Rs2 billion in the province, he added.

Usman Buzdar maintained that change was being brought in the province speedily adding that slogans of changing patwar culture were heard in the past but it was not improved. With the grace of Allah Almighty, the PTI government will change patwar culture, he added. Those who called on the chief minister included Aamir Dogar MNA, MPAs Ghazanfar Abbas, Khan Sher Akbar Khan, Kh Muhammad Daud Sulemani, Showana Bashir, Sabeen Gul Khan and PTI’s ticket-holder Abrar-ul-Haq. Chief Whip Syed Abbas Ali Shah and others were also present on this occasion.

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