'J&K dispute international issue'

By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday said that India’s illegal and unilateral alteration of the disputed status of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) and its demographic structure contravened numerous UNSC Resolutions, international law and its own prior commitments. He said Jammu and Kashmir was not an internal matter of India, rather it was a longstanding internationally recognized dispute on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said the government is planning to synchronize the multilingual education system to create social harmony among different classes.
He was addressing a prize distribution ceremony for madrassa students who earned distinction in the exams of contemporary education boards and religious seminaries exams.
The prime minister said reforms are being introduced in the education system, which will help uplift the lower strata of the society with the provision of equal opportunities to prosper.
He said a uniform curriculum is being designed so that all the graduates have equal opportunities to grow in practical life. He said the new education system will give an understanding of religion, contemporary knowledge and science and technology to the graduates.
Prime Minister Imran noted that currently three parallel education systems are being practiced, which is leading to injustices and divisions in the society. He said the PTI government had decided in its early days that the students of religious seminaries will be imparted contemporary modern education so that they too can get important positions in different professions.
Underlining the importance of education, the prime minister said Islam has laid special emphasis on education. He observed Muslims around the globe are backward and vulnerable mainly due to lack of education. Referring towards occupied Kashmir, he said eight million Kashmiris have been locked in the “open jail” of occupied Kashmir for almost two months.
Coming towards the proposed news channel, the premier reiterated that Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey have decided to launch an English language channel to advance the point of view of Muslims to the world and project a positive image of Islam to the victims of Islamophobia. He revealed the three Muslim countries have also decided to collaborate to make films on Muslim history and heroes of Islam.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood said the PTI government has been working on various initiatives to eliminate injustice in the society on the basis of education. He said a uniform curriculum is being prepared for the govt and private schools as well as Madrassas, and primary level curriculum will be prepared by March next year.