Islamabad: Minister for Education and Eng. Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman on Friday has said the Canadian Government’s ongoing assistance programme for Pakistan’s education sector was appreciable and Government of Pakistan was utilizing the same for the benefit of the people of state .
The Minister stated this during a meeting held here with the Canadian High Commissioner Perry John Calderwood, who called on him to discuss current and prospective cooperation in education sector, a news release said.
The Minister while welcoming the High Commissioner assured him of his support in the implementation of the assistance program.
The High Commissioner praised the contributions of Pakistani students studying in Canada both to the host institutions and the community.
He also commended the agreements between Pakistani and Canadian Universities and said that there was tremendous potential for cooperation in the education sector going forward as well.
Academic linkages have also strengthened people to people ties between the two countries, he added.
The Minister said that people of Pakistan always cherish good experiences in Canada and receive a feeling of warmth from Canadian people.
He also shared the present government’s initiatives and achievements in improving quality, accessibility and infrastructure of education with the High Commissioner.