Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) finance minister on Saturday maintained some educational institutions are involved in imparting foreign education with the sole aim of promoting anti-Islamic and anti-Pakistan culture to their students.
Sirajul Haq was speaking to participants at the Parents Day ceremony of a private school. Though the Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker did not name any institution, he accused private schools and colleges of training children to sing, dance and elope with girls.
Haq said as illiteracy is one of the key issues of K-P, the government is encouraging opening of private educational institutions in rural areas that adhere to Islamic culture. He claimed anti-Pakistan forces have the country on their “hit-list” and are “hell-bent on destroying the country’s faith, religion, honour and culture through the education system.”
Published in The Express Tribune, January 12th, 2014.