Pakistan: Religious Freedom:Written question - 132128

Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)

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Asked on: 12 March 2018
Department for International Development
Pakistan: Religious Freedom
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made on assisting the Federal Government of Pakistan with drafting a new educational curriculum to ensure the removal of biased content and derogatory language toward religious minorities.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 15 March 2018

Under Article Eighteen of the Constitution of Pakistan responsibility for curriculum has been devolved to provincial governments. DFID Pakistan’s education programmes are at the provincial level in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. These two programmes are working in partnership with these provincial governments to redesign curricula to improve quality, relevance and inclusion. It is the responsibility of the provincial government curriculum boards to approve curricula.

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