Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that using force will not eliminate extremism, rather moral and ethical values would have to be instilled in the younger generation to fight the menace and make the society tolerant.
The prime minister was answering questions, regarding the rise of extremism and the increasing number of violent crimes against women and children, by officers during the 115th National Management Course (NMC).
While talking about the education system, he said that there was an urgent need for the Single National Curriculum (SNC) as different education systems had consolidated class structures. “The government intends to have a core curriculum adopted throughout the country so that children get a strong base”, he said.
The premier added that children had access to all kinds of material on their phones and this unfiltered content gave rise to extremism in society.
He added that with the help of the Rehmatul Lil Alameen Authority, the government would provide an alternative to the youth i.e., the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), including respect, dignity, family values, ethics, and morality.
The prime minister told the civil servants that they bore a huge responsibility when it came to striving for the welfare of the masses.
First, “respect, dignity, family values, ethics, and morality” should be taught at home by parents and not in a school setting. Second, language, math, science, geography, etc should be taught in schools. Religion studies should be contained in a seminary setting. Imran Khan needs to understand that any other way of teaching is a forced mandate that will warp the mind of a child. Another news outlet printed an article about the economics of a failed education system in Pakistan. Imran Khan needs to attend to matters that will have a profound effect on the future of the country and the governance of the country, given the lawlessness, extremism, corruption, etc that currently occupies the landscape of the country. Khan continues to live in an alternate world.