Japan consul general opens primary school in Jamrud.
Byline: Fariduddin Shinwari
PESHAWAR -- The honorary Consul General of Japan in Peshawar, Fazal Karim Afridi inaugurated a primary school in village Wallo Meala, Jamrud, Khyber Agency on Friday.
Accompanied by the tribal elders, he also visited various portion and classes of the newly constructed school in the village, about 12 kilometers away from Jamrud. The entire school was tastefully decorated with banners and posters of the Pak-Japan flags carrying slogans in favour of both the countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Fazal Karim Afridi underlined the importance of education and asked the participants to create awareness among their community. He said no nation could make any progress without getting education and it was their joint responsibility to work for educating their coming generation.
He said it was their religious and moral duty to impart equal education to male and female children and quoted sayings of the Holy Prophet asking the followers to get education even if they could go to far-flung area. He said they could ensure better future of their coming generation through education and the education nation could play their role for the welfare and prosperity of their backwards areas.
He read out a message of the Ambassador of Japan in Islamabad and appreciated the government and people of Japan for extending support to Pakistan in social sector.
He said they have completed seven projects including school and water schemes in these far-flung areas, which had been ignored during all the governments. He deplored the tribal people were not given proper attention and that was why the tribal were facing problems even in getting clean drinking water and proper education. He expressed the hope THAT they would overcome these problems with the cooperation of government of Japan.
The tribal elders including Haji Ghul, Alam Khan and Malik Gul Alam and others appreciated the government of Japan for its assistance saying the construction of schools and water schemes would be remembered for ever.
They enumerated various problems in their far-flung backward areas and hope their children could get education and assured to convince others to send their children to schools.