LAHORE:27 October: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority at his office on Friday. The meeting decided to include ethics and civics as subjects in the syllabus of the schools along with the decision to morally educate students through life skills learning in partnership with The Aga Khan University. On the directions of the chief minister, students would be taught Nazra-e-Quran and annual sports festival would also be held. The meeting gave, in-principle, approval to matters pertaining to rationalisation of staff and recruitment of teachers for Daanish schools. The CM also approved new contracts to the employees on completion of their tenure and authorised introducing same uniform in all schools. The chief minister approved payment of pending dues to the employees of the schools. Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2019.