PM Kakar assures govt’s support to UNICEF for launching public welfare projects 

PM Kakar assures govt’s support to UNICEF for launching public welfare projects 

Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Tuesday assured the government’s full support to the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for launching projects of public welfare in Pakistan.

“The government will provide all possible facilities to the UNICEF for launching welfare projects in education, health and other sectors,” the premier said while talking to the UNICEF’s representative in Pakistan Abdullah Fadil who called on him in Islamabad.

During the meeting, Abdullah Fadil briefed the prime minister on the steps taken by the UNICEF in various areas of Pakistan.

He told the prime minister that during last five years, around US$1 billion worth of projects had been established in a range of fields including humanitarian aid, clean drinking water, food supply, education, and health under UNICEF in Pakistan.

PM Kakar appreciated the UNICEF Pakistan for successfully launching a number of projects of public welfare.

Terming UNICEF’s role in anti-polio drive in Pakistan as of special importance, he said that a positive change about anti-polio vaccination drive was being seen among the masses due to mutual collaboration of the government of Pakistan and the UNICEF.

PM Kakar also appreciated UNICEF for taking steps in education sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) despite intense Indian criticism.

He asked Abdullah Fadil to constitute a new and effective strategy to provide education to the out of school children in Pakistan.

The prime minister also supported the steps taken by UNICEF for introducing modern technology in the education sector in under developed areas of the country.

“The illiteracy rate in the country can be brought down significantly by helping the students of remote areas getting access to the state of the art information through tablets,” he added.

PM Kakar assured that the government of Pakistan would fully support the projects launched by the UNICEF for creating job opportunities for the youth.