ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday attended a ceremony in Islamabad to hand over 200 buses to the educational institutions.
He was accompanied by Maryam Nawaz and state minster for Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) Tariq Fazal Chaudhry.
The students gave a warm welcome to the guests and expressed gratitude over the provision of buses.
Along with the children, the premier cut a special cake designed like the bus.
While addressing the ceremony, PM Nawaz said that the government is determined to raise the standard of education.
Heexpressed confidence that a congenial educational environment would help produce best citizens.
He said it is our duty to serve the country through hardwork and dedication.
PM Nawaz asserted that at least 70 buses have been obtained by the government whereas directives have been issued to purchase the remaining 130 on priority bases.
He announced that preference in the matter will be provided to the female institutions and those located in rural areas in order to solve the transportation problems of the women.
“I have also directed the Mayor of the Federal Capital to concentrate on improvement of sanitation, roads, streets and overall environment of Islamabad,” he said.
He hoped that Islamabad will be among the best cities of the world in future through the multi-dimensional approach of government.
Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said that people will witness refurbished schools in 2017.
She pronounced that government is keen to provide IT and science labs to all schools while efforts are being made in this regard.
Maryam said steps are also being taken to improve quality of education in the educational institutions of the capital as montessori classes have been introduced in 22 schools of Islamabad.