ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday has said that conversion of Prime Minister House into university reflects government’s priority for education.
Speaking at the launch conference for Islamabad National University (INU) at PM House today, he said the establishment of the institution at PM House will set the country’s direction right in terms of human development.
The premier asserted that conversion of PM House into a university has the prime objective of promoting education, particularly higher education.
It also aimed at eliminating the colonial mindset and elite style of living which the colonial ruler used to rule the people.
The Prime Minister said his government is focusing on education and human development and is following the model of the State of Madina where education was given top priority.
He said Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) after the victory of “Ghzwa-e-Badr” offered the war prisoners that if any of them would educate ten persons, would be freed.
Imran Khan said it reflected what importance was given to education in the Islamic state.
The Prime Minister also cited the example of renowned Caliph Haroon Rashid who attracted many intellectuals of that era into the Bait-ul-Hikma (House of Wisdom) he had established for research.
He said he also envisioned such a center of excellence at PM House for interaction of scholars from home and abroad. Imran Khan said his government would provide all requisite funds to universities and research institutions for raising the standard of education in country.
He referred to the ongoing accountability campaign in the country and said that the money to be recovered from the looters and plunderers would be diverted towards education and human development.
The Prime Minister said no country or nation can achieve progress and prosperity without focusing on education and human development.
He said China and Singapore made major economic development through quality education.
Addressing the Seminar, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing said Pakistani government is taking steps for improvement of education.
He said China is ready to cooperate in promotion of education in Pakistan. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken revolutionary steps for progress and prosperity of the country.