PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Muhammad Atif has said that no changes will be made in curriculum on the behest of foreign NGOs. "Being Muslims and responsible Pakistani citizens, it is our duty to maintain the basic teachings of Islam in the education sector and positive steps will be taken very soon in this regard," He was chairing a high level meeting regarding curriculum at the Textbook Board, Peshawar.

Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr Haji Habibur Rahman, Minister for Local Government Inayatullah, Additional Secretary Education Qaiser Alam, Director Education Rafique Khattak, Chief Planning Officer Jamaluddin and prominent educationists were also present on the occasion.

In the meeting, the minister was briefed by experts on the errors and omissions in the course books. However, he appreciated those who identified the mistakes and said that they would welcome all the positive suggestions, which could assist in building a healthy nation through an effective education system to fulfil the desires of nation. He declared that interference in making changes in curriculum would not be tolerated. He said that no step would be taken to add or subtract any thing in curriculum on the dictation of foreign NGOs.

The minister said the PTI government wanted a social change through education, which needed to implement good governance at the gross root level.

Referring to the vision of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, he said that being Muslims they would not compromise on their principles, however he appreciated his cooperation in the administrative affairs.