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US, Sindh Govt Inaugurate a New Sec School in Karachi

KARACHI: USAID Mission Director Reed Aeschliman and Sindh Secretary Education Ghulam Akbar Leghari inaugurated a new high school in the Orangi Town are here, constructed through the US Government-funded Sindh Basic Education Program (SBEP).

The newly constructed Government Secondary School offers students and faculty state-of-the-art classrooms, computer and science labs, a health room, and a library.

USAID is supporting the construction of 106 schools across 10 districts in Sindh in partnership with the Sindh Government.

Reed Aeschliman while commenting on the development stated: “Like our Government of Pakistan counterparts, USAID believes that true and lasting development starts with education.

“That is why USAID continues to work so actively in this sector to expand education opportunities from primary to post-graduate levels.”

Attendees included USAID officials, Sindh Secretary of Education Ghulam Akbar Laghari, community elders, teachers, students, and parents.

Education Minister Sardar Ali Shah expressed his appreciation for the US Government’s support in modernizing education in Sindh through the province’s ongoing partnership with USAID.

Through SBEP, USAID has invested $159.2 million (PKR 25 billion) in school construction in Sindh.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.