OTTAWA, Canada: The High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has urged Canadians to raise their voice, at every forum, for the hapless Kashmiris and called upon the international community to push for lifting of curfew and restrictions in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and realization of their inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.
“While we strive to impart quality education to our children, let us not forget the children in Indian Occupied Kashmir, who are incarcerated in what India has turned into the largest concentration camp in the world,” Raza Bashir Tarar said while addressing Annual Fundraising Dinner organized by Development in Literacy (DIL) at Ottawa.
The High Commissioner underlined that, despite paucity of resources, the public sector in Pakistan is making efforts to improve the standard of education in government-run schools as well as synergising efforts with the private sector.
“It is edifying to know that DIL operates and manages 124 child-friendly school campuses across three provinces of Pakistan, providing education for students from Nursery to matriculation,” he added.
Raza Bashir Tarar appreciated that efforts of international NGOs to promote quality education in Pakistan, and said that entities like DIL play a very important role in reaching out to underprivileged children to realize their full potential for socio-economic betterment of their communities.
The President DIL Ottawa Javed Sumra presented an overview of performance of the schools being operated by the organization.