Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Information secretary Punjab Andleeb Abbas said that Shahbaz Sharif declaring an education emergency in the province of Punjab was nothing but tall claims, as is obvious through the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).
In a statement issued here on Thursday, she said that the report highlights that Punjab’s results this year were depressing compared to KP, which directly questions the efficacy of the so-called education emergency imposed by Sharif.
She said the report shows that Punjab falls behind in education as compared to the rest of the provinces. She added that KP has emerged as the best performing province in terms of education.
She said the report has revealed that 43 percent of children in 5th grade, in Punjab, could not read even at the 2nd grade level. Similarly, around 37 percent of the children could not read a story in Urdu. She said that if these are the results after the declaration of an education emergency, then it shows how skilful the Punjab government is at policy implementation.
Abbas said that the PML-N government has spend 100 billion on the Islamabad and Multan Metro Bus projects which have not been audited, and are the most expensive Metro Bus projects in the world. This shows where PML-N’s focus lies.
The PTI leader said that PML-N lies to end electricity and gas shortage in the country. She said now the public realizes that if this incompetent government remains in power for the next there years then Pakistan will be without water, jobs and food items.
Abbas further added that no country has ever been able to develop only by making roads and bricks, instead of brains. She said that there is a lack of educational facilities, especially in South Punjab. The government is heading for more failures.