The Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwar ul Haq Kakar, meets Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Arshad Hussain Shah. During the meeting, the Caretaker PM Kakar asked CM Shah for providing assistance to the Election Commission for holding free and fair election across provinces.
The information about the above mentioned has been shared by the Caretaker Prime Minister, Kakar via his official social media handle.
During the meeting, Caretaker PM Kakar, at first, extended best wishes to the newly appointed CM Shah on taking charge as the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. CM Shah takes charge after his predecessor, Azam Khan, died of a heart attack on November 11.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, “PM Kakar and CM Shah held discussion on the upcoming general elections and the province’s administrative matters. During the meeting, PM Kakar and Shah discussed various key issues, including the upcoming general elections and administrative affairs of the province. They also reviewed KP’s law and order situation and measures to combat smuggling.”
In a separate meeting held to review the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) performance, PM Kakar directed the officials to figure out a mechanism to get the funding from the IT and pharmaceutical sectors for supporting research initiatives.
He said that, “They would have to extend the facility of stipends in the science and engineering subject to promote the human and technical resources.”
PM Kakar, during the meeting, also briefed on the strategy between the academia and the industry for collaboration. He also called for a joint meeting of all the provincial authorities to resolve the education-related matters.
He emphasized on the need for bringing higher education to the nation in conformity with contemporary and economic needs and called for the introduction of scholarships in technical and scientific subjects according to global requirements.
At the same time, PM Kakar was briefed about the higher education, students’ scholarship, universities, and other related issues.