A national assembly body headed by a parliamentarian who resigned after he was found to have a fake university degree, wants more oversight on the curriculum in Islamabad’s private schools.
The Standing Committee on the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) met on Friday. It recommended that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) be placed under the CADD. Currently the CDA is under the Cabinet Division, before which it was under the Interior Ministry.
The committee, which met with Jamshed Dasti chairing, also suggested the same for the Islamabad Sports Board and other such departments so that they may be answerable to the Standing Committee on CADD.
The committee took serious notice of the absence of the CDA chairman, which precluded it from discussing CDA projects.
The committee asked the CADD secretary to submit a comprehensive report on the curriculum of private schools and “objectionable activities in the name of debates”.
Earlier, the committee was given a detailed briefing on the agenda by the CADD Ministry.
The meeting was attended by CADD Minister Nazar Mohammed Gondal, Mehreen Razzaq Bhutto, Asghar Ali Jatt, Bushra Rehman, Sabeen Rizvi, Mahboobullah Jan, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Tariq Rasheed, Seema Jameeli, Arraish Kumar and Israr Tareen.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.