ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that any meetings with CJP, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry were not objectionable, and government enjoyed good relations with Judiciary.
Talking to journalists after addressing the concluding meeting of Education Conference on Wednesday evening, he also said that there was unanimous consensus with India over carrying out all outstanding issues, like the core issue of Kashmir, Siachin and Sir Creek among others, in a peaceful, honorable and harmonious manner, as decided in secretary level talks.
Earlier while addressing the Educational Conference, he stressed on students to pay full attention to their studies, and while referring to famous quote of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, said that Nation’s father had advised similarly.
Reminding his audience that even The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was asked to recite the word” read” when he was blessed to Prophethood, the PM assured that government had given a lot of importance to the education sector.
He cited the presence of 6 globally renowned universities, which ranked amongst the best in 300 top universities of Southeast Asia.
PM Gilani also lauded former (late) PM, Z. A. Bhutto for establishing University Grants Commission (UGC), which gave birth to Higher Education Commission (HEC) , whose role models were being followed by Indian and Bangladesh.
He also said that Pakistan was producing 1000 PHDs annually, while before 2002, it was lesser, and also announced that he had recommended to government for allocating 7% of GDP for higher education.