Peshawar, On directives of United Arab Emirates President, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Project to assist Pakistan has accomplished 40 world-class schools and institutes and handed them over to authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Nearly 21,000 boy and girls have already started classes.
A grand opening ceremony was held at one of boys school in presence of Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the Project, Major General Zahir Shah, Commander of GOC 45th Engineers Division of Armed Forces, a group of Pakistan Army commanders and senior government officials.
Al Ghafli and civil, military attendants unveiled memorial plaque declaring official opening of school. He paid tribute to President Khalifa for the grant which constitutes a necessary, qualitative addition for improving, upgrading education sector infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. They also took tour of school building where they inspected classes, scientific and computer laboratories, sports facilities, other support services, met school principal, teaching and administrative staff.
Al Ghafli also opened another school for girls and toured its various sections. The Project, which focuses on four major sectors: education, public health, roads, bridges, comes within framework of good efforts by the UAE to help Arab and Islamic countries as one of leading donors in humanitarian aid and international development around the world.