ISLAMABAD – Hinting at drastic changes in the education sector, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed upon the uniformity in the basic educational system and curriculum across the country for nation building.
He stated this during a meeting with a delegation, headed by Mufti Muneebu Rehman, and comprising Maulana Muhammad Hanif Jalandhari, Sahibzada Abdul Mustafa Hazarvi, Maulana Yaseen Zafar, Maulana Abdul Malik, Dr Maulana Attaur Rehman and Maulana Syed Qazi Niaz Hussain Naqvi.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri and Minister of State for Interior Sheharyar Afridi were also present during the meeting.
The premier informed the delegation that it was the top priority of the incumbent government to ensure mainstream in education standards of religious seminaries.
He observed that functioning of three different educational systems in the country were the reasons for creating division in the nation and giving rise to different cultures.
The prime minister said the students of religious seminaries had the equal rights to excel in all spheres of life in accordance with their talents.
The main objective behind educational reforms was to end the discrimination and help the students of the Madaris to rise in different spheres of life, he added.
He noted that it was injustice to ignore contributions of Madaris (religious seminaries) and associate them with terrorism.
He also assured to resolve all the issues of seminaries in complete consultations of all stakeholders.
Matters related to reforms in the education sector, the role and contributions of seminaries were discussed during the meeting.
The delegation assured their complete support to the government on all the positive steps. The prime minister thanked the religious scholars’ delegation for their support to the government’s measures.