The education sector in Punjab has received sustained and undivided attention championed by the Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, a passionate believer in the value of quality education as the singular driver for sustained social and economic transformation. The Government of Punjab believing in the principle of progressive universalism for reaching all disadvantaged groups is daring to deliver the right to education for sustainable development through a comprehensive systems oriented strategy backed by regular evidence with accountability to understand what works and how to accelerate outreach to the last mile; where every child, youth and adult counts without discrimination.
There is an ancient Punjabi adage, "One who hasn't seen Lahore, hasn't been born!" Lahore is a Municipal city, has been the capital of Punjab for nearly a thousand years, and the administrative head-quarters of a Division and District of the same name. It is situated one mile to the south of the river Ravi, and some 23 miles from the eastern border of the district. The city is built in the form of a parallelogram, the area within the walls, exclusive of the citadel, being about 461 acres. It stands on the alluvial plain traversed by the river Ravi. The city is slightly elevated above the plain...