MULTAN -Punjab Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education (LNFBE) Department Secretary Dr Pervez Ahmed Khan said that strict disciplinary action will be taken against field staff members who fail to achieve targets regarding 100 per cent literacy.

He was inspecting different Literacy Centres in Southern Punjab here the other day.

He stressed upon Literacy Mobilisers and other teaching staff that they should introduce the most backward and poorest class of the society with the utility and importance of education so that the children of the poor become eligible to perform their role in the development of national economy.

“The importance of non-formal education as an alternative learning mechanism has increased over the past few years,” said the LNFBE Secretary. This realisation, he said, could be gauged through the government’s recent allocation for the non-formal education sector.

He said that according to Article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan, “Education is the basic of every citizen and Literacy & NFBE Department will cross all the limits for educating the poor learners as per the vision of the Punjab CM.”