Need to promote education with basic moral values: PM Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has stressed the need for promoting education along with inculcation of basic moral values while maintaining balance between the two.

Addressing a conference organized by a private school system here at the PM Office on Wednesday, Premier Abbasi said that decisions based upon morality and basic values had permanence, boosting morale of a government and thus leading to its success.

He opined that observance of moral values opened the door for the political success; therefore, they were taking democratic and political decisions in the light of moral codes.

The event was also attended by Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Underlining the importance of holding such conferences, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said spread of education based upon basic principles was need of the hour. Though it was difficult to make decisions based upon values, but the same would entail permanence with long term objectives and achievements, he added.

The Prime Minister observed that though such long term decisions were not always popular yet still they had durability.

He also stressed upon the teaching community and parents to play their due role for the promotion of social values and stressed upon keeping a balance in education and morality.

On the occasion, a memorandum of understanding was also signed between City School Network and the PM Office under the PM Youth Contact Programme for promotion of education. Federal Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani and Chief Operating Officer City School, Shahzad Khan signed the document.

Earlier, Chairperson City School Network Dr Farzana Feroz addressed the gathering and stressed upon imparting quality education to children with inculcation of basic ethical values.

She said her institution had been providing ideal education in different disciplines.

Renowned educationists Dr Hurrina Jatoi, Dr Irfan Haider and Saira Naseem also addressed on the occasion. During the conference, Special Assistant to PM Mussadik Malik, Director General Higher Education Commission Punjab Shahid Saroha, representative of Spirit of Math Canada Kim Langen and journalist Hamid Mir took part in the panel discussion and highlighted the significance of basic values with regard to promotion of education, while recounting their personal experiences.

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