ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) The overall development budget for education sector has reached Rs35 billion during the tenure of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with the inclusion of up to Rs7 billion expenditures on the knowledge economy, ARY News reported on Friday.
The statistics were briefed to the Prime Minister Imran Khan in a high-level meeting chaired by him to review matters related to the education system and reformations in the Higher Education Commission (HEC). The meeting was attended by Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood, Usman Dar, Moeed Yusuf and HEC chairman.
During his briefing, HEC chairman said the current government had raised the development budget for the education sector up to Rs29 billion which remained only Rs14 billion during the tenure of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N).
He ruled out the claims for any cut made in the education budget by the federal government and termed the allegations as propaganda.