Roundtable with Lt. General (ret.) Javed Ashraf Qazi, Pakistan Minister of Education
Lt. General (retired) Javed Ashraf Qazi was appointed Pakistan's Minister of Education in September 2004. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the Senate of Pakistan, and subsequently served as chairman of the Senate Standing Committee for Defence, Defence Production and Aviation. During his 34-year career in the army, he served as Director General of both Military Intelligence and Inter-Services Intelligence. After his retirement from the army in 1996, he was appointed to several important positions in the government, including Federal Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology; Federal Secretary and Chairman of Pakistan Railways; and Federal Minister for Communications and Railways.
Minister Javed Ashraf discussed the challenges facing Pakistan's educational system and how the government is addressing these issues.