Clear division within PML-N on anti-state statements: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that there is a clear division within Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ranks over the “anti-state” statements from the party leadership.
The Prime Minister said this while chairing a meeting of the government spokespersons here on Monday.
The meeting discussed the overall political, economic situation of the country, while the matter of PML-N leader and former NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq also came under discussion.
The Prime Minister during the meeting directed party spokespersons to raise Sardar Ayaz Sadiq’s statement against national security on a public level. “Nation loves Pakistan armed forces. There is a clear division within PML-N over anti-state activities,” said the PM, adding that opposition parties are playing tactics to get an NRO.
“Oppositions only aim is to seek National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and their narrative is against national interests of Pakistan,” the Prime Minister told the meeting.
He directed to effectively highlight the government’s narrative and measures and public welfare projects.
It is pertinent to mention here that several PML-N MPAs in Punjab Assembly had condemned the narrative of the political party’s supremo and other senior party leaders for targeting national institutions.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to host a dinner for coalition partners on November 5.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited coalition partners to a dinner on Thursday at his official residence to address reservations of political allies.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and other political allies have been invited to attend dinner.
According to sources, the Prime Minister will discuss the overall political situation of the country and other important matters with the leadership of coalition parties.
Back in June this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan had hosted dinner for coalition partners to address reservations of political allies with regard to the budget. At the dinner, the Premier had tried to allay the concerns and reservations of the MNAs of his party as well the coalition partners over the non-provision of the development funds.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that ending class-based segregation in the education sector is the top priority of the government.
Chairing a meeting regarding uniform national curriculum here on Monday, the Prime Minister said that a uniform education system is not only the need of modern times, but also a fundamental right of every child. He said the new generation should be fully aware of the life and Sunnah of the Khatim-un-Nabiyyin Hazrat Muhammad [Sallallah-o-Alai-he-Wa Alihi Wassalim] as he is the real role model and his Sunnah is a beacon of light for all Muslims.
The Prime Minister said the national education policy will improve the education standard and provide equal opportunities to empower all segments of the society. He said the success of this system is based on selection of teaching staff and its capacity building.
He said the new policy will enable people to get quality education. He said a uniform education system will set a precedent to be followed for regional countries.
Minister for Federal Education Shafqat Mahmood briefed the meeting that introducing uniform syllabus at the national level is aimed at highlighting analytical and creative capabilities of the students.
He said that besides imparting curricular education and highlighting Pakistani nationalism, this system will instil golden principles of truthfulness, honesty, tolerance, respect, mutual harmony, awareness about climate change, democracy, human rights, sustainable development and personal protection amongst students. He said special focus has been made on character building of the students in the uniform education system.
The meeting was informed that this syllabus has been formulated, while keeping sustainable development goals in view, and this will be applicable in all private and government schools as well as Islamic seminaries, across Pakistan.
It was told that Islamic studies will be taught as a separate subject from Grade 1 to Grade 12 to promote Islamic teachings. A separate subject under the name of Religious Education will be introduced for students belonging to minority communities, which will be offered from Class 1.
The meeting was apprised that the prime objective of the uniform syllabus is providing education to the students as per need of the modern time and consultation process with all stakeholders has been completed in this regard.
The Prime Minister was also briefed about the Federal Directorate of Education and up-gradation of educational institutions in Islamabad. – TLTP

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