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Shafqat Mehmood elected as the President of UNESCO’s Education Commission

Shafqat Mehmood elected as the President of UNESCO’s Education Commission

Shafqat Mehmood, Minister for Education and Professional Training has been consentaneous elected as President of UNESCO’s prestigious Education Commission in Paris. 

Key points

  • It’s an honor for Pakistan and an acknowledgment of its commitment to UNESCO's work in the field of education as per the Minister term.
  • According to the Minister the President of UNESCO's Education Commission, he would work closely with all delegations in a constructive manner in pursuance of UNESCO's objectives.
  • As per Shafqat Mahmood, he said that at least 1.5 million Kashmiri students were not able to attend schools since the unilateral and illegal revocation of Kashmir’s autonomy by India on 5th August.
  • There are many bilateral meetings with Ministers of Education of Bangladesh, Norway and Tunisia held by the Minister separately.
  • The Minister met with assistant director generals of UNESCO for Education and Culture.
  • Shafqat Mahmood Invocationed UNESCO to use its moral authority to persuade the Indian government to lift restrictions and restore the fundamental rights of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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