ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan said Monday that the best solution to all social problems lies in following the Seerat of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and emphasised that besides Islamic history, children should be taught the golden principles of his life.
Chairing a review meeting on the implementation of Single National Curriculum, the prime minister said the Prophet’s Seerat is a beacon for all the coming generations with its specific emphasis on ethics, morality and mannerism.
Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities to ensure immediate implementation of single national curriculum with the cooperation of provincial governments. The prime minister directed for finalisation of the curriculum for sixth to twelfth grades by the end of this year, in consultation with provinces. He expressed satisfaction over the performance of the Ministry of Education in implementing the national curriculum and emphasized on its constant review and necessary changes.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Shahbaz Gill, Parliamentary Secretary Wajiha Akram and senior officials of the ministry.
Says dramatic rise witnessed in confidence of foreign investors in our economy
Shafqat Mahmood gave a detailed briefing on the inclusion of content related to the teachings of Seerat-un-Nabi (PBUH) in the curriculum.
He mentioned that scholars, belonging to various religious schools of thought, had been consulted in detail.
The meeting was informed that focus had also been laid on the quality of teachers training and better examination system.
Also, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed satisfaction over the positive score given of the Business Confidence Index (BCI) survey by Overseas Investors Chambers of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), calling it the confidence of foreign investors in Pakistan’s economy.
“More good news on economic front. The OICCI’s BCI Survey shows Pak standing at positive score of 9%, an improvement of 59% from -50% score of May ‘20,” he tweeted. He mentioned that the confidence of OICCI members stands at +34% versus -74% in 2020, a turnaround of 108%. “Dramatic rise in confidence of business especially foreign investors,” he wrote.
Dubai Expo 2020
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday directed the authorities concerned to highlight from the Pakistan Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 the immense investment opportunities offered by the government to foreign investors.
Chairing a review meeting on Pakistan’s participation in Expo 2020 in October, the prime minister stressed on giving special focus on projects like Ravi River Project, Central Business District and tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern Areas.
The prime minister also urged attracting foreign investment in promotion of domestic mineral resources, Information Technology and religious tourism.
He directed the provincial governments to finalize the preparations for the Expo at the earliest.
Imran Khan also stressed active participation of all provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. A detailed briefing was given to the prime minister regarding the Pakistani Pavilion and its different sections.
The meeting was attended by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Trade Adviser Abdul Razzak Dawood, Special Assistant Dr Shahbaz Gill, the secretaries of relevant ministries, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority and other senior officials.
The meeting was informed that Pakistan’s full participation in the Expo would open up new avenues for trade and investment. The Expo will start on October 1, 2021 and will continue for six consecutive months.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his Belgian counterpart Alexander De Croo in a telephonic conversation on Monday discussed the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister, who had a telephone call from Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, underscored the importance of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and for regional stability.
He stressed that safety and security of Afghans and stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan were vitally important.
The Prime Minister added that peace and reconciliation and an inclusive political solution would contribute to the stabilization efforts.
He further underscored the importance of engagement by the international community in support of the people of Afghanistan, both to address humanitarian needs and help in economic sustenance.
The two Prime Ministers exchanged views on ongoing evacuation efforts.
The Belgian Prime Minister conveyed thanks for Pakistan’s support and facilitation for their evacuation endeavours.
The Belgian Prime Minister also extended invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Belgium. Both the leaders agreed to remain in close contact. Ends