ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain says educating the younger generations is the best way to make the country prosper.

Addressing a function organised by Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), in Islamabad on Monday, he said education provides equal opportunities of employment and development for all the individuals.

The president lauded BISP for registering 1.3 million children of poor segment of society for education.

President urged the provincial governments to cooperate with Waseela-e-Taleem programme of BISP to ensure quality education for every child.  

He also said, Pakistan is facing challenges of terrorism and extremism and illiteracy is one of the main reasons behind these menaces.