JUI-F to oppose privatization of educational institutions in KP

PESHAWAR: Central leader of Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F) and former Senator, Haji Ghulam Ali has said that his party would strongly oppose privatization of educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would standby with teachers community against the proposed Education Act.

He said education was imperative for the country’s development, moving shoulder to shoulder with world community with dignity and eradication of poverty but PTI led government wanted to close doors of education on poor people in the province that would strongly be resisted, he said in a statement issued here today.

A per constitution, he said, provision of free education, health and basic facilities was the prime responsibility of government, adding PTI’s decision regarding proposed privatization of educational institutes have exposed its tall claims of bringing educational reforms in the province.

The privatization of educational institutions was tantamount of making poor students ignorant and depriving them from ornament of education, he maintained.

He said PTI’s claims about enforcement of health and education emergency has exposed and the problems of masses were increased with the privatization of hospitals in the province.

He said private sector would largely benefit from privatization of educational institutions and studies of poor students would be badly affected besides many would leave their education incomplete.

The literacy ratio in KP was already low compare to other provinces and would further drop with privatization of educational institutes in the province.

He said people were suffering from uncontrolled dengue virus, un-disposal of solid waste, unhygienic drinking water, corruption and unemployment in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and these problems were increased instead of decreasing in the province.

Ghulam Ali said in front of Bangi Gala, PTI government has failed to protect rights of masses. He said JUIF would continue to condemn privatization of educational institutes in the province, saying that people were running out of patience and that PTI’s would face peoples’ wrath in 2018 general elections.