Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court will today (Monday) resume hearing of a petition seeking directions to the federal and provincial governments to reformulate and implement one educational system across the country.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will conduct hearing of the petition moved by Kokab Iqbal Advocate who has sought court’s directions in this matter.

Previously, the IHC bench had issued notices to all the provincial secretary educations and directed the petitioner to also make federal ministry of education & training as respondent.

Justice Kayani had also sought reply from the respondents and deferred further proceedings in this matter till September 26 (today).

Advocate Kokab, who is the petitioner in person, contended before the court that there is a dire need to reformulate one or similar education system across the country that may be in accordance with Islam and ideology of Pakistan. He added that education system in Pakistan should be in national language Urdu as it is utterly unfair to impose foreign language on the students. At the moment there are scores of education system being taught in the country, especially private schools teaching syllabi of their choice while the government sector syllabi also need revision to make it up to date.

During the hearing, a representative from ministry of capital administration and development division (CADD) informed the court that after 18th amendment, education has become a provincial subject. The ministry of CADD has a limited jurisdiction in respect of education only to the extent of regularizing education system in federal capital. He added that, however, there is committee working under federal ministry of education & training for the formulation of one syllabus across the country. At this, the court directed the petitioner to nominate federal ministry of education & training as respondent and adjourned the hearing.