【Islamabad】Prime Minister Imran Khan said the establishment of Islamabad National University (INU) at the PM House will set the country's direction right in terms of human development.
Speaking at the launch conference for INU at the PM House, Imran Khan said the money to be recovered from the looters and plunderers would be diverted towards education and human development. He said conversion of the PM House into a university had the prime objective of promoting education, particularly higher education. "It also aims at eliminating the colonial mindset and elite style of living which the colonial rulers used to rule the people," he maintained.
Imran said the government was focusing on education and human development and following the model of the State of Madina, wherein education was given top priority. He said the Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) after the victory of Ghzwa-e-Badr offered the war prisoners that if any of them would educate 10 persons, they would be set free and pointed out that it reflected what importance was given to education in the Islamic state.
Imran cited the example of renowned Caliph Haroon Rashid, who attracted many intellectuals of that era into the Baitul Hikma (House of Wisdom), which he had established for research. The prime minister said he also envisioned such a centre of excellence at the PM House for interaction of scholars from home and abroad. Imran said his government would provide funds to universities and research institutions for raising the standard of education in the country. The prime minister said no country or nation could achieve progress and prosperity without focusing on education and human development. He pointed out that China and Singapore made major economic development through quality education. Imran Khan also urged the youth to raise their voice if they notice misuse of the tax money.
Addressing the event, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said Pakistani government was taking steps for improvement of education. He said China was prepared to cooperate in promotion of education in Pakistan. He lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan and said he had taken revolutionary steps for progress and prosperity of the country.
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