ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gilgit-Baltistan Shereen Akhtar called on Director General Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Islamabad.
During the meeting, Ms. Shereen Akhtar said the Gilgit-Baltistan government was interested in benefiting from the research experiences of the IPS. She said: “It is important to integrate the researchers’ work in policy designing for socio-economic development of the region.”
D.G Khalid Rehman said that Gilgit-Baltistan had better literacy rate comparative to many other regions and by providing suitable platforms this talent resource could be utilized for prosperity of country.
Ms Akhtar also discussed opportunities of research for economic and education development with IPS researchers Dr. Fareeha Sarwer and Nadeem Gillani.
Ms. Akhtar was selected as member legislative assembly on women reserved seat from District Ghanche and in February 2017 she was allotted the portfolio of the parliamentary secretary, says a press release.