PM Imran vows to end class-based division in education sector

Associated Press of Pakistan 11:01 PM | 2 Nov, 2020
PM Imran vows to end class-based division in education sector

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that elimination of the prevailing class-based division in the country's education sector was foremost priority of the present government.

Uniform education system was not only the need of modern era but was also a basic right of every child, he added.

The prime minister expressed these views while presiding over a meeting here regarding the uniform curriculum.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Federal Education and Professional Education Shafqat Mehmood, Punjab Provincial Minister for Education Murad Ras, Punjab Provincial Minister for Higher Education Yasir Humayun, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Provincial Minister for Education Shehram Tarkai, Parliamentary Secretary for Federal Ministry of Education Mohtarma Wajiha Ikram and senior officers.

The Prime Minister said that the new generation should be fully aware of the life and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) because "Hazrat Muhammad is the only role model for us and His Sunah is the beacon of light for us".

He stressed that National Education Policy besides bringing improvement in the quality of education would also empower all segments of the society and provide equal opportunities.

The Prime Minister, however, added that the success of that system depended on the selection of teaching staff and their capacity building.

He said that the new policy would make getting quality education in Pakistan possible, while the uniform education system would be a role model for other countries of the region to follow.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood told the meeting that the introduction of a uniform curriculum at national level was aimed at prompting the analytical and creative capabilities of the students.

Besides promoting curricular education and Pakistanisms, the new system was also aimed at equipping the students with golden principles like truthfulness, fairness, tolerance, respect, mutual harmony, awareness about environment, democracy, human rights, sustainable development and self-defence.

The meeting stressed the need of character building of students should be given special importance in the uniform education system.

The meeting was informed that the new curriculum had been formulated in view of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and it would be implemented in all the public and private schools as well as religious seminaries across the country.

"Promotion of Islamic teachings, Islamiat would be taught as a separate subject in the curriculum from 1st to 12th grade. For the subject Students belonging to minorities, a separate subject namely religious education had been introduced, which would be taught from Class One," the meeting was told.

The meeting also discussed that the focus of uniform curricular education was to equip the students with the requirements of current era and in that regard the process of consultation with all stakeholders had been completed.

The Prime Minister was also briefed about the Federal Directorate of Education as well as the upgradation of educational institutions.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on March 23, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on March 23, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.1 286.15
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 343.5 347
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.4 76.2
Australian Dollar AUD 187 189.4
Bahrain Dinar BHD 749.55 757.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207.2
China Yuan CNY 40.91 41.31
Danish Krone DKK 40.77 41.17
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.92 36.27
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 2.06 2.11
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 919.22 928.22
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.85 63.45
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.66 178.66
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.33 26.63
Omani Riyal OMR 731.97 739.97
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.43 78.13
Singapore Dollar SGD 208 210
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 305.12 307.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.19 8.34

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – 23 March 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 203,800 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,730.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 203,800 PKR 2,350


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