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No chance of midterm elections: Rabbani

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Mian Raza Rabbani, has said that this government would complete its tenure upto 2013 and there is no chance of midterm election.

While talking to media after attending the Convocation 2011’ of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) held at PAF Museum Karachi on Saturday as chief guest , the Federal Minister said that SZABIST is on of the best institution in the South Asia Region.

He said that if Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto were alive, they were definitely proud of it.

Institution of international standard should be in Pakistan either in public sector or private sector so that the children of common men may seek higher education in such institutions, emphasized the Minister.

Mian Raza Rabbani elaborated that the education sector is devolving to provinces and he stressed that the provincial governments would take appropriate measures to eliminate ghost schools.

The Federal Minister said that education system would not be different by devolving education sector to provinces as there are different checks like Inter Board Chairman Committee which meets after every three months and overall higher education standards are also ensured and Council of Common Interest which consist upon Chief Minsters of all four provinces which is headed by Prime Minister and in the mid of March education ministry devolved to provinces as per 18th Amendment.

Answering to a question the Federal Minister said that this government would complete its tenure upto 2013 and there is no chance of midterm election.

10 students were awarded Academic Gold Medals whereas 58 Corporate Gold Medals sponsored by prestigious organizations were presented to meritorious students.

He congratulated the students who were awarded graduate and under-graduate degrees in Management Science, computing, social sciences and economics and medicine.



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