Islamabad to soon become one of World’s best cities, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday hoped that as a result of a multi-dimensional approach being adopted by the government for uplift of the Federal Capital, Islamabad would soon become one of the best cities of the World.

In his address at a ceremony held in Islamabad to hand over buses to the educational institutions of the Federal Capital, the prime minister expressed resolve of the government to improve environment and raise standard of educational institutions.

Nawaz Sharif expressed confidence that a congenial educational environment would help produce best citizens.

“It is our duty to serve the country through hard work and dedication,” the prime minister said.

The prime minister said that 70 buses had been procured and he had given instructions for purchase of remaining 130 on priority bases. He said that preference should have been given to girl schools and rural areas to help resolve transportation problem of girl students.

Nawaz Sharif said that he had also directed the Mayor of the Federal Capital Sheikh Ansar Aziz to concentrate on improvement of sanitation, roads, streets and overall environment of Islamabad.

Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said that the government would give completely revamped school to Islamabad during 2017. She said that apart from missing facilities, efforts were also underway to provide IT and science labs to all schools.

Maryam Nawaz said that steps were also being taken to improve quality of education in the educational institutions of the Capital. She said that Montessori classes had been introduced in 22 schools of Islamabad.

The Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development (CADD) Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that the government had released Rs 1 billion and Rs 3 billion would be released next month for up-gradation and renovation of 200 educational institutions of Islamabad.

Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said that under instructions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif all 400 schools of the Capital would be upgraded within the next six to eight months.

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