Jun 182008

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday approved setting up of a nine-member task force to establish Pakistan’s first ‘Knowledge City’ in the federal capital.

The task force has been given the mandate to formulate recommendations for the city, which will be a centre of excellence for education.

Ahsan Iqbal, former education minister, had sent summary for the project, which was subsequently approved by the prime minister.

Federal minister for education will head the task force, while secretary education, secretary information technology, secretary planning, Capital Development Authority chairman, Higher Education Commission chairman, Federal Directorate of Education director general and Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president are the members.

The task force will review the current education systems in the world to come up with a suitable education policy. app

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