Govt schools to get additional funds: CM

Approves Punjab plastic management strategy to introduce modern recycling technologies

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Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi announced on Thursday that additional funds would be provided to improve educational facilities for the students in the government schools.

Naqvi was visiting Government Central Model School Rattigan Road, Lower Mall on Thursday. Provincial Minister for Education Mansoor Qadir and Secretary Education also accompanied him. Naqvi reviewed educational facilities being provided for the students by the school. On the occasion he stated that Central Model School had earned name and fame in the past and that “we would restore its repute and dignity”. Naqvi remarked that Central Model School holds its distinctive history in the education sector adding that making changes in the curriculum are necessary so as to improve educational standard of the school.

He stated that educational curriculum should conform to the latest requirements of the globe. Mohsin Naqvi directed that the Board of Governors should conduct a meeting and take prompt measures in this regard. Mohsin Naqvi visited various classrooms, met with the students and talked with them. Mohsin Naqvi questioned the students about their educational activities. The students answered the questions of the caretaker CM and apprised him about their educational activities.

Mohsin Naqvi also inquired from the teachers about educational activities of the students. He also inquired about the provision of free books in the schools and directed further improving educational facilities for the students in the schools. Mohsin Naqvi announced that additional funds would be provided in order to improve educational facilities for the students in the government schools.

Also, Mohsin Naqvi approved the Punjab clean air policy and a comprehensive action plan for transport, agriculture, industries, environment, local government, housing, urban development, energy, labor and other departments while chairing the 7th meeting of the Punjab Environment Protection Council at his office. The line departments will prepare a working plan while the Punjab government will implement the policy and action plan with the support of the World Bank.

The CM also approved the Punjab plastic management strategy which aims to promote sustainable practices for plastic management by introducing modern recycling technologies and offering incentives for recycling and reuse. Further, the institutional capacity of the line departments will be strengthened to ensure effective execution. The CM emphasized the importance of creating public awareness regarding the harms of plastic pollution and the benefits of sustainable plastic management.

The secretary environment protection department provided a detailed overview of the key features of both the Punjab clean air policy and the Punjab plastic management strategy. The chief secretary, as well as several other officials including the secretaries of P&D, irrigation, specialized healthcare & medical education, primary & secondary health, housing, industries, forest, local government, and the DG environment protection authority, were also in attendance.