LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday said that information technology was essential for realizing the dream of quality education.

Presiding over a high level meeting, here, which considered various proposals for promoting quality education in public sector schools, he said that it was need of the hour to promote quality education through information technology.

He said that quality education was the right of every child and all out resources would be provided for this purpose. He stated that provision of quality education depended upon digital measures and due attention should be paid to teachers' training.

He said that effective monitoring mechanism was of utmost importance for achieving the aim of quality education.

An American-based Pakistani educationist Asad Jamaal briefed the meeting on digital measures for promoting quality education.

Provincial Minister for Schools Education Rana Mashood Ahmad, Chairman Punjab Education Foundation, Qamar ul Islam MPA, education expert Dr. Zafar Quraishi and secretaries concerned were also present in the meeting.

Delegation of lawyers meets Shehbaz Sharif: A delegation of lawyers led by President Lahore Bar Association Arshad Jehangir Jhoja met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, here on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that lawyers' community played a key role in the provision of inexpensive and prompt justice to the people.

He said that lawyers had made unprecedented sacrifices for the restoration of independent judiciary and stability of democracy in the country. He said that collective efforts were needed for taking Pakistan forward.

He said that lawyers' community had played a pivotal role in the supremacy of law and constitution besides stability of democratic system.

Shehbaz Sharif said that the services of lawyers in the revival of independent judiciary would always be remembered.

He said that lawyers' community would have to play a vanguard role in the provision of justice to the citizens.

The Chief Minister issued instructions for setting up a committee for resolving problems of lawyers and said that genuine grievance of lawyers community would be redressed on priority basis.

Referring to Orange Line Metro Train project, the Chief Minister said that completion of public welfare projects while maintaining transparency and standard was the hallmark of the Punjab government.

He said that lawyers' community had also benefitted from metro bus project. He said that a large number of lawyers would also benefit from Orange Line Metro Train project and project would not affect any historical building.

He lamented that a handful of elites were opposing this splendid project for the common man. He said that a huge sum of Rs 76 billion had been saved in this project through ensuring transparency.

Fateha was also offered for the departed soul of the son of President Lahore Bar Association Arshad Jehangir Jhoja.