Afghans have broken shackles of slavery, says PM Imran
Informs SNC to be implemented in six months
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Commenting on the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that at last the Afghans had broken the shackles of slavery, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing the launching ceremony of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) in Islamabad, he said a slavish mindset could never do anything big. “Therefore, it is imperative that we as a nation get rid of this mentality,” he asserted.
Informing the gathering that the SNC would be fully implemented in six months, he said the system of education introduced by the British in India was meant to prolong their rule in the country and not to serve the interests of the natives.
He said the greatest injustice done to the people of Pakistan was that the country did not have the same curriculum ever since it was created. “There is no country on earth where there are different curriculums,” he said, and asked, “How on earth people having different ethnic and sectarian backgrounds could become one nation in a country that does not have the same curriculum?”
The prime minister said that the introduction of a uniform curriculum in the country was his dream.
He recalled that when he was a student at Aitchison College, Lahore, he could not mingle with the students of other schools and colleges, because there was a sea difference between his and their upbringing.
He further said the system of education introduced in the country’s religious seminaries running parallel to the mainstream system further complicated the matters.
He cautioned Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood to bear in mind that he would have to confront lots of difficulties in implementing the new system. “Beneficiaries of the status quo will make so many excuses that the new system could not work so that he and his team could be discouraged from going ahead with its implementation,” he said while addressing the minister.
PM Imran said by receiving education in English, some people also became westernized in their thinking and approach.
Reporter: Awais Kiani