KARACHI - A unique and comprehensive educational project of the country, Majlis-e-Ilmi (MI School), could not be opened for the children only due to the lethargic attitude of KESC, KWSB and PTCL for the last several years, The Nation learnt on Saturday. The school was established at a mountainous belt in Gulistan-e-Johar, Scheme 36, just in front of Karachi University (KU). It is being established under the patronage of Al-Majlis Al-Ilmi, funded by Arab states. They wished that if its Pakistani chapter made successful, they will open one branch of this school in each Muslim country, for the talented children of Muslim nation, but so far it is still proving a distant dream. The construction work of the school building has been completed since long. But ironically, water connection by KWSB, telephone connection by PTCL, power connection by KESC have yet not been provided to the school. Due to this situation Pakistans finest school project for the talented youth remains non-functional. Interestingly, the legal and illegal power connections to near-by bungalows and huts had been provided. On the contrary, the KWSB, KESC and PTCL did not provide the connection to the countrys biggest educational project, source in the administration said. It is note worthy that the City Nazim Mustafa Kamal, and Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan had also visited the school and appreciated the effort of the management. They also issued directives to the authorities concerned to provide the civic facilities so that proper education would be started, but so far no action has been taken in this regard. The Board of Directors of the school comprises of Azhar Abbas Hashmi, who is also the General Secretary of the Board, and VC Karachi University Pirzada Qasim Siddiqui, former federal minister Safwanullah, former Commissioner Income Tax, Azhar Hassan Siddiqui, and some others. Azhar Abbas Hashmi, the mastermind behind this project, has a vision to establish an institution that will meet the European standard of education but with an Eastern look. Some of our members, dedicated to this cause have devoted years of research and deliberation and have finally drawn inevitable conclusions. The best way to demonstrate the ideal tolerant and balanced Muslim character is to give emphasis on quality education. This is through broad-based system for learning, giving greater focus on thinking process and communication skills of the students. Such system with strong education and character building programme would only be able to provide bright, good Muslims and excellent human beings, said Hashmi. About the aims of the institution he added that the aims and objectives of Al Majlis Al Ilmi is the creation of an effective educational institution. In fact, it should be an ideal institution capable of imparting education with dedication and involvement to our youngsters from the very beginning, and moulding them in such a way that they are animated with dynamism and are fully equipped to enter the practical life and the new emerging world. The institute is designed according to the modern concepts of the psychology of young mind. He further explained that the primary and secondary school would be housed in a separate and exclusive building having spacious and airy classrooms and corridors. Highly qualified and trained staff will impart education and training. Extra curricular and co-curricular activities will be compulsory. For the student guidance during the academic pursuance, the students and their aptitude towards different subjects will be judged. They would be guided for choosing most appropriate careers for themselves at the later stage. This seems to be a unique process which the students of Pakistan are generally not subjected to and evaluated for their aptitude. He explained that practical training would be provided in Engineering, Aeronautics, Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Computers, Agriculture, Farming and Information Sciences. The students will be acquainted with the popular languages spoken around the world and will be taught Arabic, German, French, Japanese and Persian languages. The students will also meet well-known personalities in the field of Arts, Crafts, Science, Education and Sports to develop interest of students in that field. To a question about sports facility, he explained that the sports complex is also constructed which includes spacious playgrounds and gymnasium. All kind of games and athletics will be available for the students of the school as well as for citizens. Coaching facilities for game, horse riding, athletics and marshal arts will also be available. PPP government should take stern action against the administrations of KWSB, KESC and PTCL for their intentional defy to provide the utilities that has caused acute delay in the opening of this prestigious educational institution. Governor Sindh, chief minister, chief secretary, provincial education minister and also City nazim should consider that what are the authorities concerned are doing under the nose of their administration. The finest education project of the country is at the brink of bulldoze rather than to be started, and they did not take any minor notice of it. Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh, Sharmila Farooqui, should pay attention to the delay of this project and issued directives for its opening as soon as possible, so that the children can acquire quality education to protect themselves from any further losses.