More schools urged for poor children

Islamabad: Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and social worker Jahangir Akhtar on Sunday said it is difficult to win war against terrorists unless existing education is improved with a political will.

All the seminaries are providing free education, food and stay to millions of students across country while among mainstream schools the units run by the government have become dysfunctional and the private schools charge heavy fees, he said.

Jahangir Akhtar said that majority of Pakistanis are poor living in villages who cannot think of providing education to their children anywhere else but religious schools where everything is free.

He noted that many madrasas are serving masses while some have been preaching intolerance and sectarianism which turns innocent youth into public enemies and a threat for the society.

This trend can be stopped if government establishes schools where everything is free for poor children which will provide patriotic, polished and responsible citizens, he added.

Jahangir Akhtar said that government can impose education tax on wealthy if it lack resources to execute such a plan.

He said that Pakistan has been spending too much to counter any foreign onslaught while giving low priority to internal strife.

This issue can be resolved by forging cordial relations with neighbours and boosting budget of institutions responsible for harmony in the country.

People in uniform have become target, we need a force without uniform that can mix among masses and work for the cause of Pakistan, he demanded.