A primary school built with the assistance of government of Japan was inaugurated at a village in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Friday. The school was opened by honourary consul general of Japan in Peshawar, Fazal Karim Afridi, at Wallo Mela village. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Afridi urged the tribesmen to enrol their children to schools to bring the backward localities at par with developed areas of the country. Mr Afridi asked the participants to create awareness among their community about importance of education. He said no nation could make progress without education.
He said it was religious and moral duty of parents to impart equal education to their children and cited the sayings of the holy prophet regarding education to his followers. Mr Afridi read out a message of the ambassador of Japan and appreciated the government and the people of Japan for extending support to Pakistan in social sector. He said seven projects, including school and water supply schemes, had been completed in these far-flung areas with the assistance of Japan. Mr Afridi deplored that tribal people were not given proper attention by the successive governments, owing to which they were facing problems like lack of clean drinking water and proper education. Tribal elders appreciated the government of Japan for its assistance in construction of schools and water supply schemes. They assured to campaign for children’s enrolment in their areas. The school was tastefully decorated with banners and posters of the Pak-Japan flags on the occasion.