Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing an occasion in Lahore, on August 25, 2021. — YouTube

The Minar-e-Pakistan incident  — by which scores of males  assaulted a lady on Independence Day — was a supply of disgrace for Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned Wednesday, saying that it “pained” him to see it.

“The Minar-e-Pakistan incident, once I noticed it, I used to be ashamed, it pained me to see it. Nobody might have imagined such an incident going down [in Pakistan] once I was rising up,” PM Imran Khan mentioned, throughout an occasion in Lahore.

The premier mentioned he has travelled the world over, and whereas he was rising up, he had noticed that Pakistanis revered ladies way more than the Western world.

“The downfall that we’re witnessing is as a result of our kids should not being educated in the appropriate method. This isn’t part of our tradition and neither of our faith,” he mentioned, referring to the behaviour that was displayed by the mob, on the Larger Iqbal Park in Lahore on August 14.

The prime minister mentioned “intercourse crimes” in Pakistan have been on the rise, and blamed it on the destructive facet of using cell phones. “In human historical past we by no means witnessed the form of publicity to issues that youngsters have these days,” he mentioned.

He famous that to curb such incidents, “there is just one approach”. “Youngsters have to be taught in regards to the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),” he mentioned, including that he was the “biggest human being, the likes of which can by no means once more be seen”.

The prime minister mentioned folks examine profitable folks to study of the secrets and techniques of their success — and nobody in historical past is as profitable as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). “Which is why we now have been advised within the Holy Quran to study from his life.”

“[The children must be taught] how he caused a historic revolution. What his qualities have been. How he was sincere and reliable — and the way no particular person has change into an incredible chief with out these qualities,” the prime minister mentioned.

The premier mentioned Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and former president of the South African Republic Nelson Mandela have been considered sincere and reliable even by their rivals.

“So these qualities, which made him so nice, must be taught to our kids in colleges.

“And so alongside being taught in regards to the newest know-how — what we now have envisioned for grades 8, 9 and 10 — this additionally must be enforced. Each this stuff should be enforced within the college curriculum,” the prime minister mentioned.

The prime minister lauded Punjab Minister for Training Murad Ras for his “ardour” for the sector of training and for beginning the implementation of the Single Nationwide Curriculum (SNC) within the province.

He mentioned ardour is one thing that trumps expertise in lots of areas.

“And after we see ardour in a chief minister or [other minister], we again the ministry. As a result of we are able to see the particular person is working wholeheartedly.”

He hoped that within the subsequent two years, Ras will be capable to absolutely implement the brand new curriculum and “raise the requirements of presidency colleges”.

PM Imran Khan famous that personal colleges “have been doing a wonderful job”, however a household solely sends their youngsters there if they’ve cash.

“In Pakistan, our actual expertise is usually present in authorities colleges,” he added.

The prime minister additionally heaped reward on Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar for his works within the province. “The previous governments would do little work however trumpet their horns to no finish over it.”

The prime minister slammed previous regimes for not specializing in training and improvement. “A army dictator constructed two dams, a job which democrats have been unable to perform.”

He additionally lashed out at his predecessors for not fascinated about the long run generations and damaging the nation’s progress with “short-term planning”.

“Even the forests that the British left behind have been destroyed.”

Talking about training, he mentioned when the nation obtained independence, a uniform curriculum ought to have been rolled out, as now, there was a divide on this sector.

“Three completely different curriculums have been launched, and we turned mentally enslaved to the British. And when a nation additionally turns into a cultural slave, it can not progress.”

The prime minister regretted that there have been only some good colleges that have been accessible solely to the elite. “Progressively, we witnessed the downfall of presidency colleges and the rise of personal colleges.”

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