Shafqat Mehmood

Shafqat reviews education ministry’s performance

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood chaired the weekly review meeting of the Ministry and attached organizations on Monday. He was briefed on performance and targets achieved by organizations for the performance agreement signed with the Prime Minister’s Office on September 22, 2021. 

The Ministry was graded with 91.2 percent on the basis of qualitative and quantitative assessment indicators with the fourth position among other ministries during a mid-year review and Prime Minister awarded the appreciation certificate to the Ministry on February 10, 2022.

While terming it an achievement, the Minister congratulated the team and said he had taken all the targets seriously since the beginning, which resulted in achievement.

He reiterated his resolve to retain this and improve the progress. He advised all the heads of attached organizations to carefully workout on the targets given by the Ministry. The Minister said many of the organizations of the ministry e.g. National College of Arts, Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design and National Skills University (which is the only university of the country recognized by UNESCO), etc. were not added in the Performance Agreement 2021-23 and instructed to get them added for the next quarter.

Sharing his experience, the Minister said when he was assigned the portfolio of education, a few of his friends were not excited as they expected other portfolios but today came congratulations.  He advised all officers to maintain their performance for the next quarters as the challenges would also be increased.