Islamabad, 21 December 2021 (TDI): The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi underscored the significance of education for the socio-economic development of a country.

He communicated his views during a meeting with Col (R) Dr. Amirullah Marwat, the Chairman National Commission for Human Development (NCHD).

President Arif Alvi emphasized the need to increase the number of students in educational institutions. Moreover, he accentuated the value of providing contemporary education. This would also include computer literacy to the students of Madaris as well.

Chairman NCHD whilst presenting the Annual Report of the NCHD at Aiwan-e-Sadr apprised the President about the ways the Commission was striving to facilitate access to primary education along with imparting literacy skills.

In addition, the Commission is working to develop management efficiencies and foster community participation. Col (R) Dr. Amirullah Marwat stated that the Commission had adopted a three-pronged strategy to promote literacy; Accelerated Learning Program, Adult Literacy Program, and Universal Primary Education.

Furthermore, he highlighted that the organization was striving to integrate religious education institutions into the mainstream. This will be done by providing education to those children who had dropped out or had never been to school.

President Arif Alvi lauded the contributions and performance of the NCHD for enabling human development. Moreover, he commended the collaboration of the NCHD and Ehsaas Program for rallying eligible families to enlist their kids under the Ehsaas Waseela-e-Taleem Program.

The NCHD was established in 2002. It is a non-profit organization with the aim to change lives by facilitating access to basic education. It functions under the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training of Pakistan.

Ehsaas Program is an enterprising anti-poverty effort undertaken by Pakistan. It involves helping the needy and poor as well as providing small assets to people who live below the poverty line to enable them.

Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) aspires to support education at the primary level through the provision of additional money for the children’s education.