ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that 20 million children in Pakistan are deprived of education in schools and special programs are being introduced for out-of-school children.

According to details, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood while addressing Future Summit in Karachi said that the experience of tele-school education in Corona has been successful, the importance of the online education system has increased in CoronaChallenge.

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Shafqat Mahmood said that due to Corona, curriculum has been reduced in Punjab and KP while the federal government is providing funds of Rs 100 billion to universities.

Describing the figures provided by the federal minister as unsatisfactory, he said that 20 million children were out of school and the coronavirus had affected the education.

He said that the government was facing many challenges, there were major challenges in the service sector, there was a challenge of discipline and above all providing the best quality of life to the people was the biggest challenge.

Shafqat Mehmood said that the population of our country is increasing rapidly, it takes a long time for people to get justice, we have to carry out government reforms to deal with these problems.

Regarding the education system, he said that the public education system has been neglected for the last 70 years, we are going to bring a single education system for the whole country.

“We are bringing special programs for out-of-school children. We are on a mission to provide quality education to every child in Pakistan. The nations in the world have developed where there is social justice and where there is the same law for rich and poor,” he added.

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