Making demands: JUI-F remains adamant over curriculum revision issue

Provincial ameer says matter will be taken to national and provincial assemblies.

Our Correspondent October 01, 2014

PESHAWAR: Sticking to his party’s stance of objecting to changes in school curriculum, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) provincial ameer Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan said on Wednesday that the issue would be taken up in the provincial and national assemblies.

Addressing a news conference at his party’s provincial headquarters, Khan said the JUI-F will not allow changes to Islamic content in the curriculum.

Earlier on Tuesday, JUI-F had announced to form a three-member committee comprising MPAs Shah Hussain Khan, Mufti Abdul Ghafoor and Mufti Syed Janan to look into the curriculum changes and present its report to the party’s general council.

Gul Naseeb said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has failed to control law and order and ulemas and elders were being targeted across the province. He said government did not bother to issue a word of condemnation following the killing of a JUI-F leader in Hangu district last week.

Naseeb accused the provincial government of leaving the sectors of education and health to be handled by non-governmental organisations. He said the change promised by PTI is yet to be seen in the province.

“The government makes announcements from time to time about holding local government polls but is yet to make serious preparations for it,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2014.


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