National curriculum contains no content fanning hatred against any religion: Javed Ashraf Qazi
20 August, 2005
ISLAMABAD, August 21 (Online): Federal Minister for Education, Lt Gen Retd Javed Ashraf Qazi has categorically stated that there were no contents in the national curriculum of the country which fanned hatred against any religion.
He said while talking to media men at his office here on Saturday.
Commenting on the alleged statement made by US state department 's spokesperson Javed Ashraf Qazi said that there were no contents in the national curriculum of the country which fan hatred against any religion.
The minister said that some sentences of the derogatory nature were pointed out in the past in some textbooks, which the federal education ministry also considered wrong.
"The concerned provincial textbook board was asked to delete it", he said.
He added that the entire curriculum was under review to make it modern and progressive yet keeping the Islamic content intact.
The minister for education further said that Islam believes in respect for rights of the minorities and other religions and maintained that the issue was brought up during his visit to USA and he had promised to look into if any concrete reference was produced.