Removal of hate material from textbooks sought
PESHAWAR: Speakers at a function on Thursday urged the government to remove hate lessons against other religions from textbooks to create harmony and brotherhood among minorities and Muslims in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The programme, titled, “Uprooting Religious Intolerance through Formal Education System in Pakistan” was organised jointly by National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) and South Asia Partnership of Pakistan (SAP-Pk).
Representatives from different religions, political parties, educationists, lawyers and human rights activists attended the function.Those who spoke on the occasion included president of National Party (NP) Mukhtar Bacha, a former legislator of Awami National party (ANP) Jameela Gilani, the KP Minister for Minorities Dr Sardar Soran Singh, Dr Prof Shafiq-ur-Rahman, Barrister Hashim Raza, Shahab Khattak Advocate, Regional Head SAP, Sikander Zaman and John William.
They said legislation were made for provision of justice and equal rights to minorities but those changes were not possible unless change in behaviours and attitudes were made.Sardar Soran Singh stressed the need for bringing about positive change in curriculum and behaviours to create an atmosphere based on peace, religious harmony and brotherhood.