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Water and Power Development Authority spends Rs2.1 billion annually on education, health care for employees

Lahore, November 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), in pursuit of its corporate social responsibility, spends more than Rs. 2.1 billion every year on its education and health care systems for employees and their families.

This was stated by WAPDA Chairman Raghib Shah while addressing a ceremony at WAPDA Cadet College Tarbela, held in connection with Annual Day of the college.

Mr. Shah said that WAPDA is committed to providing the basic amenities of education and health to its employees, as it accords priority to their well being. He said that WAPDA, over the years, has developed integrated systems of education and health in the length and breath of the country.

WAPDA education set up comprises of a Degree College, a Cadet College, a Higher Secondary School, 12 High Schools, a Middle School and 2 Primary Schools, while, health care system consists of 12 Hospitals, 12 Fortified Dispensaries and 18 Basic Health Units, he further said.

Highlighting the importance of education for progress and prosperity of the country, WAPDA Chairman opined that the attainment of quality education is indispensable to make the mark in comity of the nation. Terming WAPDA Cadet College yet another contribution by WAPDA in providing quality education in its nation building endeavour, he directed the administration to make WAPDA Cadet College a premier seat of learning through added input in the academics.

He appreciated the Board of Governors and faculty for their efforts in bringing the college to the present state of development in a short span. He also announced to approve a sum of Rs. 37 million for expansion plan of the college.

In his welcome remarks, the Principal Brig. (R) Muhammad Zareen said that WAPDA Cadet College Tarbela has shown marvelous results in both curricular and co-curricular activities since its creation in 2004. In addition to exhibiting excellent results in the Federal Board of Education at matriculation and intermediate examinations, the college has the singular honour of being gymnastic champion of the Federal Board both at school and college levels since 2006, he further said.

Later, the Chairman gave away prizes to the students for their extra ordinary performance in academics and sports.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com

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