KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief of Pakistan People’s Party said no nation on earth has registered a genuine progress without educating their girls. On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, he urged the educationists of Pakistan to come up with innovative ideas of educating Pakistani girl children to pull out the country from slough of perpetual illiteracy.
In his message on the occasion of the International Day of Girl Child being observed on Friday under the aegis of United Nations, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said it is auspicious moment as this Day is coinciding with the announcement of Nobel Peace Prize where Pakistani girl heroine Malala Yousufzai is seen as hot-contender by the peace-loving world.
Malala Yousufzai’s yearn for education to Pakistani girls will be remembered among the key foundations of a peaceful and developed Pakistan, when the dream comes true. Her vision, “One Child, One Teacher, One Book, & One Pen Can Change the World,” sends strong message across the world that education remains the key weapon to bring a lasting peace, progress and development.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed for adequate budget for education, especially for the girls in country as a mere 12 per cent literacy rate among girls and women in Pakistan makes its future bleak until some revolutionary steps are taken.
PPP Patron-In-Chief further pointed out there was an urgent need for improving and extending education facilities for girls in rural areas and Federal and Provincial governments need to pay attention to safeguard the future of coming generations.
Source: Pakistan Observer