Islamabad Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalist (RIUJ) in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) organised ‘Education-journalists training workshop’ for the understanding of ‘Article 25-A (Right to Education)’, here on Tuesday.
Senator Talah Mehmood was the chief guest on the occasion. Civic Centre for Education Executive Director Zafar Ullah Khan, Pakistan Federation of Unions of Journalists (PFUJ) President Pervaiz Shauqat, RIUJ General Secretary Bilal Dar were the guests of honour.
While addressing the participants Senator Talah Mehmood said that education is key to success and there is a need to pay full attention towards the education and to make strong policy for it.
He said media is paying very important role and contributing a lot to spread education among the general public. “Media is highlighting the social issues that’s why concerned authorities are also paying attention to solve these issues first,” he said and added, “now we are talking about the implementation of Article 25-A and this credit also goes to media.”
He appreciated the role of RIUJ and ITA for organising workshop for working journalists.
PFUJ President Pervaiz Shauqat said that Article 25-A was passed two years before but still there is no implementation of it. He said under this law this is the responsibility of the state to provide free education everyone.
RIUJ General Secretary Bilal Dar has said that unfortunately our leaders are taking no interest to educate our next generation. It has become very difficult for the common man to give education to his children because of high inflation rate, whereas it is the responsibility of the state to provide free and quality education to everyone.