October 12, 2021
Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a high-level meeting in his office here on Tuesday. The meeting discussed to establish public schools in Koh-e-Suleman, a tribal area of DG Khan and gave principal approval to establish public schools of excellence for boys and girls. The CM directed to finalize the proposals of establishing Kohi Suleman's public school of excellence and to prepare a workable model and asked the infrastructure development authority Punjab to prepare the master plans of the schools. The CM said that the Punjab government was providing quality education to students of far flung areas having limited resources and also establishing quality schools in difficult terrains would be a beneficial investment on the new generation as it would help to discourage the trends of extremism in tribal areas. The CM said education is the most effective weapon to fight extremism and ignorance. The CM further said public school of excellence would be extended to Cholistan and Thal areas and admission from Class-1 to Class-12 would be given to boys and girls students in those schools. A board of governors would be constituted to run the affairs of the public schools of excellence, he added. The meeting also reviewed different suggestions and proposals for establishing public schools of excellence. Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Principal Secretary to CM, secretaries of Finance, School Education, Communication & Works, Primary and Secondary Health, Transport, School Education-South Punjab and Chief Executive Officer Infrastructure Development Authority Punjab and other officials attended the meeting.