KARACHI - Chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Rana Bhagwandas, has said that when he had become the Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan after CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was made non-functional, he had never acted to appease the rulers of the day due to any fear. Instead he fulfilled his obligation with honesty and gave decisions which were in favour of the country and judiciary. He said that private educational institutions were only minting money. Addressing the faculty and students of Sindh Madrassatul Islam College (SMIC) on Wednesday, he said he had become acting CJ because he was the senior most judge in the Supreme Court and there was no provision for president or the government to appoint the acting chief justice like they are appointing the chief justice. He was of the opinion that every citizen of the country must follow right path, refuse to do wrong things and firmly stand for truth. Talking on the state of education system of the country, the chairman of FPSC said the education sector had been neglected in the country for the last 63 years. Likewise neither the present government nor previous governments have given priority to the education and less budge is being spent on it. This is why, standard of education is declining day by day, dilapidated buildings of educational institutions, no furniture in schools and colleges and there are also weaknesses in the teaching staff. He said the government should not only make announcements but must take result-oriented actions. He was of the view that private educational institutes have become commercial institutions which are extracting huge money from parents in the name of fees and donations. Talking about Sindh Madr-essatul Islam, Bhagwandas said that the SMI was a historic institution and had an international stature because of the association of great leaders like Qauid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Sheikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi, Allama II Kazi, AK Brohi, Allama Ali Khan Abro, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah and others with it. He said the founder of SMI, Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi, had established Sindh Madressah for quality education of poor children belongs to the backward areas with an objective to bring a positive change in the society. Citing an example in this respect he said once Effendi saw a poor Sindhi boy standing at the City Station with a bag who was clad in dirty clothes. He told him after that he belongs to Sindhs rural area and had come here to get education at Sindh Madressah, but the English principal refused to give him admission because he was not well-dressed and was not good looking. The founder of the Sindh Madressah took the boy to the principal and said him that Sindh Madressah was established for these poor boys, so give him admission. These poor children will change themselves and also the society after getting quality education from here. Then the principal felt ashamed and enrolled the boy. Bhagwandas said: A judge doesnt speak but only writes the decisions, but the teacher speaks and spread the consciousness in the society. So, the teachers must play their role in providing quality education to the younger generation. Talking about his life experiences, he said that he had never wanted to become judge, instead he was interested in becoming a lawyer. But on the pressure of the then authorities he became judge on merit and after that became acting chief justice of the Supreme Court. Bhagwandas stressed upon the students to get education not for job but for prosperity of the country and masses. He also advised them to respect the teachers. Rana Bhagwandas appreciated the efforts of Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, principal SMIC, for the betterment of Sindh Madressah. Earlier, Dr Muhammad Ali Sheikh in his welcome address said Sindh Madressah had remain unique from other institutions in its tradition and eduaction standard as it is imparting education to the students of all religions. Similarly, the persons of other religions had also remained on its faculty. Dr Shaikh lauded the honest and impartial role of Justice (retd) Rana Bhagwandas in the field of judiciary. He presented Ajrak as a souvenir to Rana Bhagwandas on the occasion.