Transgender included in literacy drive: Rashid

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Literacy and Non-Formal Education Raja Rashid Hafeez has said the transgender community has also been included in adult literacy drive to make them a useful organ of the society.
He stated this on Friday while presiding over a departmental meeting to review progress on literacy drive and the facility of co-curricular activities in non-formal schools.
While expressing the satisfaction that resources have been provided to achieve 100 per cent literacy, Rashid Hafeez said that the department is working hard to materialize the efforts of promoting education in society.
In this regard, a composite literacy policy has been chalked out and the prisoners are also rehabilitated, along with the provision of education, so that they may become a useful citizen of the society after their release, he added.
The Minister Literacy and Non-formal Education asked the officers to work hard for overcoming the shadows of the illiteracy in the society and to achieve the departmental targets. The incumbent government has fully activated the literacy department so that every citizen could be educated, he added.

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