Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar – the Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan – has asked the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to formulate a new and effective strategy for the education of out-of-school children in Pakistan.
According to the media reports, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar expressed his views while talking to the UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Abdullah Fadil in Islamabad today (Tuesday, January 09). He noted that illiteracy can significantly be reduced in the country by providing access to the latest information with the help of tablets to the students of backward areas of the country.
PM Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar extended support to UNICEF’s initiatives of introducing technology in the education sector in the backward areas of the country. He assured providing all possible facilities for UNICEF’s projects aimed at generating employment opportunities for the youth. He was also appreciative of UNICEF’s initiatives for the education sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir despite severe criticism from India.
The Caretaker Prime Minister described the role of UNICEF in the anti-polio campaign of Pakistan as of special importance. He said due to the cooperation of the government of Pakistan and organizations like UNICEF, a positive change is being seen in the public attitude towards anti-polio in the country.
During the meeting, the Premier was informed that projects worth about one billion dollars have been executed under UNICEF in humanitarian aid, clean water and food supply, education, health, and other sectors over the last five years.