JUI-F rejects changes in textbooks curricula

Peshawar—A JUI-F member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mufti Said Janan Monday vowed to resist changes in the curriculum of textbooks in the province and warned of going to any extent in opposition to it.
Taking on floor of the house at point of order, he said that the provincial ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), a coalition partner in KP government has stated that the provincial government is bringing changes in the curriculum and for this purpose environment is being created.
He reminded the treasury benches that since the very inception of the coalition government, the coalition partners were facing differences over the issue. However, for the satisfaction of the opposition, the representatives of the government dispelled the impression as incorrect. But, the issue, he said had resurfaced. He asked members belonging to JI to refute the statement of their provincial chief.
Responding to the point of order of Mufti Said Janan, the Advisor to Chief Minister on Information, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani assured the house that no such changes will be introduced in the curriculum. He said that the house has recently based a bill against private interest-based businesses in the province.
He said that Curriculum Wing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department always work for the incorporating of necessary things required in the prevailing situation to bring education it at par with the present era.
He told the house that for this purpose, the PTI has not only taken its coalition partners, but all also the combined opposition of the house into confidence. He reiterated the assurance that nothing against the principles of Islam, or traditions will be incorporated in the curriculum.—APP

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