‘Poor students to get 10% quota in private teaching bodies’
He was presiding over a special meeting in his office at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam. Advocate General Punjab, Additional Prosecutor General Punjab Abdul Samad, Chairman Task Force Education Raja Muhammad Anwar, Secretary Higher Education Dr. Ejaz Munir, Secretary School Education Aslam Komboh, Director Law Muhammad Mohsin and other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.
Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa stressed upon the members of the committee to pay special attention to merit for admission of deserving students in private educational institutions in their recommendations and keep in view the example of Daanish schools while making criteria for the poor and deserving students. He asked the committee to complete the legal formalities in their proposals and evolve a policy mechanism in consultation with all the school owners and other stakeholders.
Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that provision of free education to the deserving and poor students in developing countries is a routine matter and this law is already prevailing in neighbouring country India where 25 percent quota has been reserved for such deserving students in private educational institutions. He further said that the private educational institutions should come forward and take part in this sacred task voluntarily. The meeting also reviewed various legal aspects in this regard.