He said it was the call of the day that Two-Nation Theory should be included in the syllabus on every stage from Primary to PhD level. He said the Two-Nation Theory was the soul of Pakistan.
He was presiding over a sitting especially conducted to discuss the efforts from some sections to bring change in the curriculum. NPT, in collaboration with Pakistan Movement Workers’ Trust conducted the meeting. Speakers included NPT Vice-Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Higher Education Secretary Dr Ejaz Munir, Punjab Text Book Board (PTBB) Chairman Shahid Ahmad Bhutta, DPI Colleges Khalid Javed, PTBB Director Prof Ashraf Mirza, Dr M A Sufi, Prof Muzaffar Mirza and Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association’s office-bearers.
A good number of people from different walks of life attended the sitting.
Majid Nizami, on the occasion, said that a delegation of professors called on him on May 26 who presented issue of expelling Pakistan Studies out of the syllabus.
“I wrote on it in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt and also wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in this regard,” Nizami added. Pakistan can only sustain on the basis of Two-Nation Theory and the current discussion about Pakistan Studies in Punjab ruled by Pakistan Muslim League that claims to be the proponent of Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal’s thoughts is strange to him, he said. Majid Nizami stressed to teach Nazaria-i-Pakistan to the new generation at all levels.
Condemning a so-called suggestion of Pakistan Railways’ minister regarding formulation of a confederation of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Nizami criticised the minister, saying: “A person who could not manage the rail department successfully how could he be able to run the country?”
Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad said that the need of the hour was to study the education systems of big countries that focussed on basic education. He said the change might be based on pragmatism not on emotions and the new generation must know about the past.
Secretary Higher Education Prof Dr Ejaz Munir said that the Punjab government had not yet decided to oust Pakistan Studies from syllabus. After the 18th Amendment was passed in the constitution, it was the basic responsibility of the provinces to devise syllabus and the Punjab Assembly would soon pass an act in this regard, the secretary added.
Other speakers on the occasion also supported the views of Majid Nizami that the Two-Nation Theory was the soul of Pakistan.
They said that Two-Nation Theory was their soul and no ruler could separate it from them.
A committee was also formed comprising Prof Salim Mansoor Khalid, Prof Hanif Abbasi, Prof Zahid Kamboh, Prof Zahid Niazi, Prof Mian Muhammad Akram, Prof Zahid Sheikh and representatives of the HEC, PTBB and NPT.