ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the government would meet the financial needs of higher education despite difficult economic situation.
Chairing a meeting on matters pertaining to higher education in Islamabad on Friday, he said easy access of the youth to education was a priority of the government.
The prime minister directed the Ministry of Finance to ensure uninterrupted supply of funds for higher education.
Speaking about curriculum, the Prime Minister said it should be ensured in the curriculum that the youth is enlightened about the Islamic and eastern values, particularly our civilization, heritage and Sufis’ philosophy.
The Prime Minister formed a committee under the leadership of the Minister for Education to oversee matters pertaining to financial needs of universities, provision of required resources, and financial rules and regulations.
He directed the Education Minister to ensure establishment and standard of universities and prepare a joint strategy in collaboration with the provincial governments regarding curriculum and other matters of higher education.
On Jan 9, the Ministry of Finance had said economy of the country was moving progressively on adjustment and stabilization path due to the government’s extensive measures.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the ministry had said the government was focused on bringing improvement in the real sector growth through inclusive growth in agriculture, industrial and services sectors.
It had said the government was also effectively working to meet challenges reducing inflation, creating job opportunities and achieving high growth rate.
The statement had said keeping in view the positive developments on major economic indicators, the economy was likely to achieve better growth prospects as against the projections of the World Bank.