Islamabad, November 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Brigadier ®, Iqbal M. Shafi, Honorary President Sir Syed Memorial Society called on President Mamnoon Hussain at the Aiwan-e-Sadr today.
Those present during the meeting included Mr. Ahmed Bakhsh Lehri, Secretary, Education Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and Mr. Munir Ahmad Chaudhry and Mrs. Razina Alam Khan of Sir Syed Memorial Society were also present.
Brigadier ®, Iqbal M. Shafi apprised the President about the various activities, aims and objectives and achievements of the Sir Syed Memorial Society in various areas especially education and science and technology.
The President said that government accords high priority to the promotion of quality education across the country so as to prepare the youth of the country for the future leadership roles and enable them making positive contributions to the nation building. He stated that it was the ladder of education through which the nations have ascended to the heights of development and glory.
The President appreciated the efforts being made by the Society for the promotion of education. The President said that government was vigorously pursuing its six pronged youth development policy, which he said would open new vistas of educational and employment opportunities for the youth besides generating economic activity in the country.
The President expressed hope that Sir Syed Memorial Society would continue its mission of promotion of education and assured his support to the society in its endeavours in this regard.
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