President Dr Arif Alvi has reiterated Pakistan's offer to provide virtual and online education facilities to the students of Afghanistan through Allama Iqbal Open University and the Virtual University of Pakistan.
The offer was made when the Minister of Education of Afghanistan visited the President and said that higher education is in dire straits in Afghanistan.
While talking to Mufti Taqi Usmani after being informed that Mufti Sahib was going to Afghanistan for discussions with the leadership.
The President said that since Afghanistan doesn't possess nationwide internet connectivity, therefore, initially the education materials of AIOU and VUP can be communicated to Afghan students, both male and female, through its television network.
The President said that the Government and the State of Pakistan believed in providing equal educational opportunities for women, at par with its male population.
He said that Islam emphasizes imparting education to all without making any distinction between men and women. He further observed that if Afghanistan is taking measures to provide education to its female population according to its own preferences, then this far-reaching initiative should also be properly publicized through all channels of media and communication tools to rest of the world to allay their concerns in this regard.
He said Pakistan wants peace and development in Afghanistan and it can't happen without development of their own human resource.
Source: Radio Pakistan