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PR No.30 Islamabad: August 10, 2018

Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh visited National Book Foundation (NBF) on Friday. Managing Director (MD) National Book Foundation Dr. Inam ul Haq Javeid welcomed the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh on his arrival at NBF. Soon after arrival at NBF, the Federal Minister visited NBF Book Park where he planted a sapling. He also visited NBF Readers Club, NBF Book Shop, National Book Museum and section of kids’ book Kids Republic. Later, addressing a ceremony as chief guest, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh emphasized upon the importance of book reading and said that a teacher can play important role for inculcating the habit of book reading in students. He also appreciated NBF role in the promotion and development of books. Managing Director National Book Foundation Dr. Inam ul Haq Javeid also spoke on the occasion. Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh also visited National Training Institute for Literacy and Non Formal Education (NFE) established by National Commission for Human Development (NCHD). The Federal Minister chaired briefing on functions and objectives of NTI. Chairperson NCHD Razina Alam Khan was also present on the occasion. He was apprised that National Training Institute has devised National Plan of Action on Literacy and NFE in collaboration with all the stakeholders to achieve educational targets. Meanwhile, Rector National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Lt Gen (Retd) Naweed Zaman, HI (M) called on Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh. The Federal Minister welcomed Rector NUST in his office and matters related to education were discussed during the meeting.

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