Islamabad: Minister of State for Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, Mohammad Baligh-Ur- Rehman, while addressing a seminar organized by AGHAE, a civil society organization at Islamabad club, said that the organization is playing vital role in development through poverty alleviation.
He also stressed the need of public private partnership and to use the positives of both to enhance efficiency and work for better service delivery.
The minister further appreciated AGHAE and said that it was working assist support government institutions in sustainable development and achieving MDGs and to assist communities in building their capacities and to achieve their rights by being part of planning, implementation and monitoring.
The work done by the organization for poverty alleviation by creating income generation opportunities is remarkable. He said that maximum opportunities should be provided to the women, who are usually excluded for being part of development due to complex social structures and rigid behaviours.
The minister of state further said that AGHAE has rightly supported the communities in changing their behaviours with adequate access to services and capacity building in relation to health, water, sanitation and hygiene.
He said that these behaviours, if practiced accurately and if services are accessed by communities, shall bring economic benefits not only to the families but also for government by saving the budget spent on health related issues.
The Minister also appreciated the efforts of the organization to mobilize and enable the excluded groups to participate in electoral process by casting their vote, which resulted in high turnout in targeted districts of Punjab.
At the end the minister said that most commendable are the efforts of the AGHAE where coordination among communities as well as government departments is concerned.
He further said that working in isolation does not help much in this age interdependence Government of Pakistan’s vision 2025 is translated into reality and it is commendable that AGHAE has ensured government to work with it in all the projects, he said.
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