BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Minister education Muhammad Ibrahim Sanai on Wednesday unveiled his government’s 15 years education policy, saying the region would be brought on top in the country.
“This policy is upto 2030 and has been approved by the cabinet,” said Sanai while briefing journalists at his office.
The minister said Diamer valley would be given top priority to ensure girls in that tribal society of Diamer would go to schools. “Diamer is our grey area and we would overcome that using various strategies.”
The minister said home schools and other similar options would be explored to ensure education for girls in the valley.
He said the implementation of the policy required 30 billion rupees which G-B government was currently lacking. He said that they money would be managed from donors.
He said a bill will be tabled in the assembly to protect rights of orphans.
He said the cabinet has also approved a novel idea to honour those excelling in different fields. “A committee has been picked up to see who is doing what and which field,” said the minister about the idea that is brainchild of chief minister Hafeezur Rehman.
He said that awards would be of three categories under titles Nazir Sabir award for mountaineers, Mustansar Hussain Tarar for literary services and Shaheed Saifur Rehman peace award for peace and harmony.
He said the cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister, also decided to shift grinding of wheat from Mansehra to G-B, adding services of flour mills in G-B would be hired from now onwards.
Regarding hiring of those whose relatives died during service, minister said the policy being followed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this region would be followed. “They give job upto grade 10 on permanent basis and we would also do that from now onwards.”
The minister said the 219 employees already working in G-B food department on contract basis would be given priority if those posts were to be regularized in future.