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Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief, Imran Khan - File Photo
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief, Imran Khan - File Photo

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan announced Tuesday that a uniform education system will be provided throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from March next year.

Speaking at the inaugural speech of the “School Enrollment Campaign” by the PTI-led provincial government, Khan said that the biggest challenge for the party was the lack of education in the province, adding that it behooved the government to promptly fix the problem.

He said the admission campaign had been decided upon to encourage higher enrollment of students in KP schools.

“No country in the world has separate education systems for the rich and the poor. Reforming the education system is the real Jihad …it may be difficult, but not impossible,” he said.

The PTI leader said that his party would table in the provincial assembly a new bill aimed at improving the education and health care sectors.

He added that currently there were 2.6 million children in the province who were currently not enrolled in any schools, and that his government was making efforts to bring them back into the educational system.

Khan said that should the provincial government face financial difficulties in implementing the educational reforms, then his party would ask overseas Pakistanis for their assistance.

KP Governor Pervaiz Khattak said that change would be visible in the province within the next two months, and that he would prefer to hear the praise of said change from the people rather than the government.

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AHA Sep 10, 2013 04:25pm

ZAB also wanted a UNIFORM education for EVERYONE. And he successfully created a nation of illustrates.

It required a lot of individual, personal efforts, including private tutoring for many, to get SOME of us back into the folds of the educated.

Akram Sep 10, 2013 04:30pm

As an overseas Pakistani I would be willing to help make a financial contribution to educate our fellow Pakistanis, as Imran says it is not impossible to do what needs to be done. It needs insight and understanding of how to get to the end objective.

abbas Sep 10, 2013 04:30pm

love u khan sb inshallah no discimination either u r rich or poor this is the fundamental right of every citizen to have health eduation facilities.

Kashif Nawaz Shaikh Sep 10, 2013 04:31pm

"KP Governor Pervaiz Khattak said that change would be visible in the province within the next two months, and that he would prefer to hear the praise of said change from the people rather than the government".

Pervaiz Khattak is KP Chief Minister not KP Governor

G.A. Sep 10, 2013 04:37pm

IK is right. You cannot have 3 education systems in the country: English medium for the rich; Urdu medium for lower middle class and Madrasah for the poor. These 3 different ideologies are pulling the country apart.

pakiboy Sep 10, 2013 05:16pm

just wondering .. who is he to announce what happen in KPK ? ..

Ossy Sep 10, 2013 05:37pm

If there is one thing that Pakistan needs to correct now, it is the education system... a uniform education system/curriculum for all is a must.

I promise you, if we invest in education now, Pakistan will be a changed country in 20-30 years from now... but the big question is: With our corrupt politicians (excluding PTI), do we have the vision and the resolve to invest in our future?

AJ Sep 10, 2013 05:44pm

Overseas pakistanies are ready to fund KPK's rise but before that Imran must come up with the audit report of funds which we already have donated to PTI.

NASAH (USA) Sep 10, 2013 06:19pm

Promises, promises, and more promises!

Pervez beg Sep 10, 2013 06:49pm

Way to go Imran Khan, I wish you were the primeminister of Pakistan.

M. Asghar Sep 10, 2013 07:06pm

IK go ahead with your education programme. You will have lots of problems for this, but to achieve visions one has to face all of this.

yousapzai Sep 10, 2013 07:17pm

KP Governor Pervaiz Khattak said that change would be visible in the province within the next two months, and that he would prefer to hear the praise of said change from the people rather than the government.

sja Sep 10, 2013 07:34pm

Like late Bhutto slogan son of the soil. Imran has a daughter of the soil in Malala, he should appoint her as the JUNIOR MINISTER FOR EDUCATION to what he calls for Jihad. Good luck and best wishes ------ That should be spirit to get the blessings of ALLAH and it is all in the intentions.Allah knows best.

Nisar Sep 10, 2013 08:06pm

Good decision, hope this will not be proved hollow claims, uniform education system is the need of time...

Sher Sep 10, 2013 08:07pm

IK.. KPK's government is a quick sand and PMLN has softly pushed you into that quick sand.. There is severe security issue in KPK which needs to be resolved first....

Azhr Khan Sep 10, 2013 08:12pm

@pakiboy: I wonder if you asked the same question when Nawaz Sharif used to convene meetings of Punjab Govt in the last five years and would instruct the CM for number of job.

gulbaz mushtaq Sep 10, 2013 08:12pm

@NASAH (USA): KP govt is performing well.

Salman Sep 10, 2013 08:16pm

Main thing to consider is that no one in the past has ever tackled such an issue. No doubt this is one of the biggest challenge we currently face but none of our politicians ever touched it. IK/PTI is talking big but dreams don't come true without dreaming - I wish all the best to PTI and hope their this dream if not comes true completely it should at least get closer to it... even that would be quite an achievement.

Nizar Sep 10, 2013 08:18pm

@AHA: ".....nation of illustrates"! Whaaaat? you proved your point. I bet you are a product of ZAB's education system

NASAH (USA) Sep 10, 2013 08:59pm

One is getting sick and tired of Imran's TALL TALKS -- there are hardly any free public schools in the backward KP worth counting -- but Imran has to talk first about 'uniform' education -- first comes EDUCATION that is public education -- free elementary public schools and free secondary school -- not madrassas education -- THEN talk of "Uniform" education.

There is already plenty of "uniform" education as far as the army is concerned..

G.A. Sep 10, 2013 09:07pm

Pakistan also desperately needs a teachers' college. Not anyone and everyone should be allowed to teach. Great nations are built by great teachers.

Kamran Khan Sep 10, 2013 09:09pm

He also need the patwari system in NWFP like shabaz sharif is doing it in Punjab.

Mehreen Arshad Sep 10, 2013 09:14pm

@Sher. KPK has many is one of them sure, but personally I think that education is a bigger one. If you think about it....the best way to halt the recruitment of young people to become suicide bombers etc, is to get them in to school, show them that they are worth something, that they have a future, teach them to think for themselves rather than to follow blindly the hatred filled propaganda spread by the Taliban. The pen will always be mightier than the sword.

Tariq Mehsud Sep 10, 2013 09:16pm

Good job keep it up.

msa Sep 10, 2013 09:17pm

Imran is asking for help in Pakistan from Pakistani's abroad. I am sure, Overseas Pakistani's like Imran Khan, and will be willing to help, but how much can we do! We don't want to feed Pakistani corruption. Also, if overseas Pakistan's are not listened to in any matter, why would they waste their money. If we contribute money, we want to see results of our help.

One must bear in mind that the remittances from Pakistani's abroad is the single largest source of foreign aid for Pakistan.

iqbal Sep 10, 2013 09:20pm

@gulbaz mushtaq: Nice try for KP education.

amir Sep 10, 2013 09:44pm

@pakiboy: he is the chairman of PTI(the Government of KPK) you need to stay informed pakiboy

Syed. Sep 10, 2013 10:10pm

Will it mean adopting of O and A level Cambridge system for all because it is the best system available in Pakistan and closing down of all the madarsas ?

Change Sep 10, 2013 10:24pm

As mentioned by IK change comes from top level, but in KP his provisonal education minster runs a private college in abbattabad whose cost is in literally Dollars. There is no doubt that he proide best educaiton for compitative students but also it is full of corruption where leete class childern were being provided cheat sheets by bribing eximinars. I went to his school ....and graduated from there no doubt that is best school but also there is tonns of corruption .... What IK need make all these politations ( seasonal ) in side and get real patriotic pakis ( tonns in overseas ready for help ) to assist .... I do believe his intentions are best but hope he will implement them

irfan Sep 10, 2013 10:29pm


fyza gandapur Sep 11, 2013 01:04am

I love you IK. I wish you read this comment of me.

khan Sep 11, 2013 07:12am

Before you talk against this education system,You should prove it with your acts that you really mean it. You know what i mean.If your words are not backed by your acts,there is no difference between you and other politicians,whose kids live and study outside the country.We need a leader who himself and his family go through the same system,he talks for others.Our all leaders in the history,got educated and trained outside the country.If you are sincere,live like the poor and common people,and die with them.Otherwise it is talk and talk only.

AHA Sep 11, 2013 03:08pm

@Nizar: You did not make the effort to read my entire post, even though it was just a two liner. I am not surprised, though.