CM orders additional funds for education

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed finance department to allocate additional funds in maintenance and repair (M&R) head of the education department in forthcoming fiscal year 2014-15 and establish Sindh Education Fund for effective utilization of foreign funds for the uplift and promotion of education sector.

This he directed while presiding over a high level meeting of education and finance department here on Wednesday. It was attended among other by Senior Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah , Additional Chief Secretary Education Fazalullah Pechuho and Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput.

The chief minister said that Sindh government was working hard for improvement in the education sector so that qualitative educational facilities provided to the people. He directed the Education department officers o ensure all required facilities in Schools across the province.

The meeting also agreed with proposal to shift execution of funds utilization under M&R head from works and services department to the authorities of education department. It was decided that final decision in this regard would be taken in joint meeting of works and services, education and finance departments.

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