Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said on Wednesday that a PTI government would declare an 'education emergency' in the country the moment it assumes power.

He stated this while addressing the launching ceremony of the PTI Education Policy Vision and unveiling of the six-point education emergency policy of the PTI.

He vowed to introduce uniform education system with one curricula for all and provision of education in mother tongue and Urdu language for primary levels.

He said the education budget would be increased from current 2.1 per cent to 5 per cent of the GDP over its five-year term and Rs. 2.5 trillion would be spent on education.

He also that the party would recover looted money from corrupt politicians, which would be diverted to education spending.

Imran Khan said that the PTI considered education a critical subject and a pre-requisite for improving the deteriorating plight of the country.

He said the PTI would make all-out efforts to bring madressah students into the mainstream.

Imran Khan said that English being an international language cannot be ignored, but it would be taught as a subject and not as a cultural imperialism as it triggered wide cultural and social divisions in the country.

The PTI chairman vowed that after coming to power, all educational institutions would be de-politicised and de-centralised to the town level under which education and its management would be devolved to district and sub-district levels.

He said that in Fata and Balochistan, the educational institutions had been shut for the past ten years due to which a generation could not educate their children, which is matter of immediate attention.

Updated Feb 20, 2013 04:47pm

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