PM Imran Khan ‘ashamed’ by Minar-e-Pakistan incident
LAHORE: In his first comments on the heinous Minar-e-Pakistan incident, PM Imran Khan Wednesday said that he felt ashamed when he heard about what happened to the woman and was in pain to witness such “unpleasant incidents”.
The PM said he was ashamed after he got to know about the huge crowd of around 300 to 400 men that assaulted the female TikToker on Independence Day at the Minar-e-Pakistan.
The PM in his address at the Punjab Education Convention said that he felt ashamed and pained him to witness such unpleasant incidents. He added that the Pakistani society had always given huge respect to women.
PM wants young to be acquainted with Seerat-un-Nabi
The PM said that integrity and honesty were the hallmarks of true leadership and stressed the need of making the young generations acquainted with the Seerat of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).
“Besides, imparting quality education to the young people with the use of modern technology, it is imperative to guide and educate them about the supreme qualities of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) for their character building,” said the PM. He deplored that the past rulers did not focus on the education sector.
“No one ever thought of one curriculum in the country. In the past democratic culture, the rulers always prioritised short-term projects like metro, to get publicity for the elections campaigns,” said PM Imran in a veiled jab at the PML-N.
The prime minister said that the English medium education system introduced in the country by the British had alienated students from their culture.
“After independence, they should have worked on the education system with one curriculum, but we ended with three parallel education systems in the country. In the past, best intellectuals had been groomed in the government-owned schools, but later, the system waned and the private sector thrived making us servants of an alien culture,” observed the PM.
The prime minister also lauded Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and Punjab minister Murad Raas for their efforts in bringing reforms in the education sector.
The PM said that the introduction of the single national curriculum was “a turning point” and warned that the reforms would take time to yield results.
The convention was attended by Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, provincial ministers, and a large number of people.
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