Pakistan: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 210013

Q
(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 21 January 2019
Department for International Development
Pakistan: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help reform the education curricula in Pakistan to remove derogatory references to Ahmadis and other minorities.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 24 January 2019

Working with the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) DFID has supported improvements to primary English, Urdu, mathematics and general knowledge textbooks. In Punjab DFID has also supported the government to revise the primary curriculum in core subjects. HMG regularly raises freedom of religious belief issues at the highest levels with Pakistan government counterparts. DFID’s investments in education in Punjab and KP have supported 10 million primary and nearly 6 million secondary children.

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