- Shehbaz Sharif credits PEEF for allowing brilliant students to continue higher studies
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that unprecedented steps adopted in the field of education led to positive results, crediting Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) for reducing the burden on brilliant students wishing to continue higher studies.
“Lacs of students are benefitting from the achievements made in the field of education. The revolutionary steps have given the students from impecunious strata their right in shape of education and it is important to note that PEEF helped them. Deserving students can now continue their higher studies without being burdened,” he remarked at a political gathering in Lahore.
He further stated that due to the PEEF, thousands of students were playing their role in the practical arena after completing their education. “The government has distributed billions of rupees as educational stipends among the deserving students through PEEF and this opportunity has given them an opportunity to continue their studies,” he added.
“It is sanguine that brilliant students of other provinces have also been included in this beneficial program and this has promoted national unity. If Almighty Allah accorded success in the next general elections, the scope of this educational fund will be spread throughout the country. As this program is in progress in Punjab, such educational stipend programs will also be started in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.”
Commenting on the political rivals, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president said It is regretted to note that Zardari and Imran Khan were unable to start such beneficial programs for their students during the last five years. He went on, “Muslim League-N will further extend this program and Pakistan will be made a great and strong country according to the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.”
Shehbaz Sharif was called on by provincial minister Hameeda Waheeduddin and former MNA and PML-N leader Sardar Ghulam Abbas. He said that national development, prosperity and public service are his agenda adding that people of Punjab and other parts of the country are very dear to him. Political opponents have wasted precious time of the nation through their negative politics of sit-ins and lockdown and caused a great loss to the country for the sake of their personal interests. People will reject the elements in next elections that impeded the journey of development, he said.
“Our performance is evident to the people and we shall go to them with our head high in the next elections.”
He said the sagging economy was restored due to the solid economic policies of the government and credit of industrial development and economic reforms go to the PML-N government. He said that those who tried to obstruct the journey of development and prosperity remained unsuccessful as the so-called leader doing the politics of falsehood and allegations can never serve the country. The PML-N chief said, “The elements dreaming of making a new Pakistan spoken lies day and night and levelled baseless allegations.”
Talking about the performance of his party’s government, he said that PML-N has selflessly served the masses and put the country on the road of development. The people shall decide about their future in next elections through their votes. “They (masses) will decide that who has them and who wasted their time. The PML-N government will continue to selflessly serve the people and the mission of improving the quality of life of the indigent strata will be fulfilled,” concluded the chief minister.