KARACHI - The visits of children of CDGK schools to the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah have been suspended for the last one year despite the directives of City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil to revive the programme of visiting, but the education department failed to comply the directives, informed sources told The Nation on Saturday. When this issue came into the limelight, naib city nazim took notice of the suspension of visits of the CDGK schools students to the mausoleum, and directed the EDO education department to revive the practice again and chalk out a complete programme so that all schools would be facilitated in this regard. But the practice could not be initiated so far. It is pertinent to note that Nasreen took this decision on the request of the parents of children who informed her that schools management in past took the children on the visit of Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum and other historic places but now this practice has been abolished. It may be noted that it was a common practice in the public sector schools that education department made arrangements for the visit of schools children at the mausoleum in order to make them aware about the history of different historical places, personality of Quaid-e-Azam and his struggle for the independence. Keeping in view the importance of this issue Quaid-e-Azam Management Board (QMBB) has made arrangements for the visits but unfortunately no benefit is being taken by the schools administration in this regard. It is interesting to note that two years have been lapsed, a former EDO Education Fakhar Karim, when visited a school in Gadap Town, a group of students requested him that they did not see the mausoleum of father of the nation and want a visit. The EDO education had promised them to fulfil their desire and wrote a letter to City nazim for necessary arrangements in this regard. Nasreen, when issued the directives for the visit of students, mentioned that the healthy and extra curricular activities are necessary for the students and these activities would be organised gradually. She said that the practice of visits of school children at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam should be revived. It is necessary that students should learn more about their founder and his struggle of Pakistan. Nasreen further said that the visits at other historic places of the City and other extracurricular activities would also be arranged by the education department in near future. But despite issuing of directives for more than one year, the education department have failed to chalk-out a plan for the visits.