OUR STAFF REPORTER MUZAFFARGARH - An education programme director linked Pakistans development to modernising education system during his visit to the district. Presiding over a meeting, Raza Jameel said that for development of education sector, the education department in collaboration with NGOs could play a key role. He further said the department had initiated various projects like construction and repair of school buildings, teachers training, mobilization of school boards, scholarships for intelligent students, setting up of daycare centres, community centres and vocational training project for women and children. He said that from the platform of the Institute of Education and Awareness, two teachers of Muzaffargarh district were getting training in the US. He added that the institute focussed on betterment of women and children and sanitation, adding that daycare centres were being set up in model villages where lady health workers will be appointed. On the occasion, District Monitoring Officer Tariq Mehmood said that about 2,260 schools were functioning in the district. These schools were being provided with modern facilities, books, furniture, laboratories, libraries and computer labs, he added. Later, Dr Waheedur Rehman said that the Health Department was trying to provide basic facilities for mother and child. It was ready to support the education and awareness organisation which is working in the health sector, he added.