Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has categorically stated that socio-economic development is not possible in the country in general and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular without ensuring peace in the region but peace is not possible without proper education and that is why the government is spending huge funds on spreading education especially in the tribal belt.
He was addressing as a chief guest the Education-Expo 2015 in Peshawar on Tuesday. The expo was arranged by the Jang Media Group. The governor said that there existed a big talent in FATA and called upon the public and private academic institutions throughout the country to play their significant role in educating the FATA youth.
He said the government had also increased scholarships of the FATA students and all possible measures were being taken to equip them with better academic know how. He said to maintain peace in the country it was necessary to ensure peace in FATA first.
Appreciating the management for arranging such a successful expo, the governor said that such seminars and programmes were very necessary for the development of education and would give much impetuous to share knowledge and wisdom among the students groups. He said the government was doing much to encourage this type of academic activities.
The Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan said unluckily the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was passing through bad type of terrorism during the last 10 years and the tribal people had played very constructive role in wiping out terrorists.
He said they offered a lot of sacrifices and faced the war on terror very boldly side by side with the Pak Army jawans. He said the role of the academic institutions was also very important and called upon the academic bodies to come forward and give heed to the education of the new generation with better knowledge for ensuring pace and development in FATA as well.
Earlier, the governor cut the ribbon and formally inaugurated the education expo-2015. He also visited the stalls arranged by students of the leading universities and academic institutions throughout the country.
Later, he gave away souvenirs to the participants of the education expo. The governor was also presented shield by the organizers of the expo. The expo was also attended by vice chancellors of the leading universities, faculty members and a large number of students.
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