April 09 , 2017

Private sector holds great significance in education, says Sindh governor

Opens school in Bahria Town; terms construction of
Bahria Town in Karachi a remarkable success story

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has said that education was the cure of all problems and difficulties. He also added that a society couldn’t flourish without education.

The Sindh governor stated this while speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of a branch of the Roots Millennium School (RMS) at the Bahria Town, Karachi, on Saturday. “To make most of the capabilities of students, it is extremely essential to motivate them,” the governor said. “Private sector holds great significance in propelling education in Sindh.”

He further said that the standard and quality of education being provided by the Roots Millennium School had really impressed him. “Educational institutions like the Roots Millennium School not only provide quality education to the young generation but they also play an important role in giving lifelong training to students,” he said. “The federal government was focussing on imparting quality education with great focus on research-based education — which is the need of this time.”

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair has called upon the concerned departments to make efforts to transform Karachi into a normal city so that people around the world should not remember it for the Lyari gang war, China cutting, operations (against criminals), and things of similar nature.

“Media, instead of just keeping its focus on bad incidents happening around all the time, should also project positive developments and success stories of Pakistan.” He said that there were many people in Pakistan who worked with the highest passion, professionalism, and commitment but this was not generally projected by the Pakistani media.

The governor said that there existed two types of Pakistan. “One is from seven o’clock in the morning to seven o’clock in the evening as people in this Pakistan have been doing excellent work of world-class level while studying in schools, colleges, or working in banking, financial institutions, multinationals, and consumer goods sectors,” said the governor.

“The second Pakistan commences from seven o’clock in the evening till 11pm, as in it, we can see a completely different Pakistan which is being talked about in the world — a Pakistan which is falling apart.

The school students, working faculty-members, bankers, or people associated with other sectors when they switch on the TV, they simply can’t understand which Pakistan is this. And these two versions of Pakistan are completely unrelated,” he said.

He said that there should not be such widened gap between projections of realities of these two types of Pakistan. “On the one hand, there is PTV where all is well while, on the other hand, there is a private TV channel where everything is bad. The truth is somewhere between the middle and this is what the truth of Pakistan is,” he said.

The governor said that he used to advise most of the people he met not to complain all the time. “Do look at our good things and see what contribution you have made. Please do come forward, do hard work, do venture out instead of just keep sitting in drawing rooms and criticising all the bad things and work of the government”.

He said there was no question that the government was not willing to listen to the criticism as it was what the government was supposed to work on. “But the same people should also look for and talk about good stories to change the pace of development in Pakistan,” he said.

The governor said that India, throughout the world, had been known as a country, which had done really remarkable for over the past 15 to 20 years. He said that India was considered as a success story for most of the people around the globe. “All the macroeconomic indicators of India are looking very good: whether it is the GDP rate, fiscal deficit, inflation rate.

“But this becomes the reality of India when this is projected by the Indian media all the time,” he said. “Imagine 60 crore (600 million) people who don’t have access to toilets in India are the ones projected by the Indian media day in and day out, then the rest of the world would know a completely different India,” he said.

“I think we are a great nation as we have done very well in most of the cases through we haven’t achieved the objectives of independence in 1947. But I can assure you with 100 percent commitment that our future would be far better than our past,” said the governor.

He termed the construction of Bahria Town in Karachi a remarkable success story. “First time, I came here (Bahria Town) in November or December last year and while you are coming through roads filled with junk in Karachi and suddenly you turn left and here this is an entirely a new world.”

He said, “From absolute junk and garbage of Karachi, you come all the way to see complete dedication, commitment, professionalism, and management demonstrated right in the heart of the city. You can also create this difference as this is what we call quality service delivery at world-class level. This is what you can do in a city like Karachi.”

He said that each and every person who would come to live or work in the Bahria Town would get all the due facilities and benefits.

On the other hand, Chief Executive Officer of the Roots Millennium School Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq thanked the governor for gracing the occasion. He said that presence of the Sindh governor on the occasion showed his commitment to the cause of school students, teachers, classrooms, and curriculum.

Mushtaq said, “The RMS network had chosen the Bahria Town, Karachi, to open a new branch in southern part of the country as the Bahria Town stood for socio-economic equality, instead of just catering to the housing needs of elite communities.”

He said that the other posh localities like DHAs in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, were largely reserved for elite families but it was Bahria Town, which equally welcomed people from middle income and upper middle income groups to get world-class living standards while at the same time providing them the opportunity to move to upper social stratum.

He said that the RMS network had focus on teaching Chinese language to its students so that they could be well adjusted and absorbed by ever expanding business and industrial sectors due to the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.




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