KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday signed “The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill-2012” at a ceremony held here at the Chief Minister House.
Chairman, Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Education, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, State Minister for Education and Training Sheikh Waqas Akram witnessed the signing ceremony.Federal and provincial ministers, PPP-MPAs, other senior leaders of the party and senior federal and provincial government officers were also present.
The Parliament had recently passed the education bill. After the assent of President Zardari it has become a law.The President congratulated the Parliament for passing a very important bill.Through this bill, the right to free and compulsory education for all children aged between 5 to 16 years has been recognized. – Brecorder