SWAT: (APP) Chief Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa Pervez Khattak said the peace and tranquility had been restored in the province after elimination of terrorism due to successful Zarb e Azb operation.
He expressed these views while addressing Parent Day function of Swat Cadet College as chief guest here on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended among others by General Officer Commanding Malakand Division and Chairman Board of Governor of Swat Cadet College Major General Asif Ghayyur, Principal Cadet College Swat and teachers besides parents of cadets.
The Chief Minister said that terrorism was at its peak four years ago while today with the blessing of Allah Almighty, peace had been restored and the people now can breathe in free atmosphere without any fear. The people suffered great losses and offered matchless number of sacrifices during war on terror which was now at its final stage.
Pakistan Army with the help of the people, he said eliminated terrorists and destroyed their last bastions and sanctuaries all over the country. The terrorists were now on the run and they have no place to hide.
The Chief Minister stressing on uniform standard of education in the country said "We cannot achieve the desired goals in education sans annulling class system and setting targets in this regard. We have to understand the importance of education in the development of humanity."
The societies which did not concentrate on their education system were met with disaster fate, he said adding in our country a weak education system remained in place which failed to meet the fast growing challenges of the present era.
The Chief Minister reiterated in clear terms that promotion of education remained top priority of the present KP government which is the hallmark of the civilized nations all over the globe. Only the civilized nation he said could fight the forces of oppression and ensured their prosperity and development.
"I can say with confidence that today the affairs of the government institutions in the KP were much in better positions than the previous governments," he said.
We brought radical changes in the governance system by abolishing political interferences from the state institution and made them autonomous and authoritative. Made record legislation in three years time so that nobody could disturb this system in future, he said adding our reforms have started yielding results and the people could feel in their day to day life.
Missing facilities in educational institutions have been filled to a great extent as it was a difficult task to fill the seventy years shortcomings, the Chief Minister said.
Earlier, a smart contingent of Cadets presented march past to the Chief Minister and displayed their gymnastic, horse riding and other skills.
Cadets showing distinction in various fields were also presented shields and cash awards. The college administration also presented a shield to the Chief Minister as memento of his visit to the College.