On Thursday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has given out notices to the chief secretary Sindh, secretary establishment, director and secretary education and other related authorities over a petition approaching for having a uniform education system across the country.
The petition was filed by Waqar Zaka—the television celebrity via his counsel Maulvi Iqbal Haider, it was heard by a 2-member bench comprising of Justice Aqeel Abbas and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan.
The petitioner pleaded before the bench that under the constitution, the state was appreciative to provide free and uniform education to students of age varying between 6 and 16 years.
But he said that the government had failed to fulfil its responsibility as there were many education systems present in the country.
The difference in the education system gives rise to the class system and deprivation among the public, the contender added.
The petitioner further said that the old curriculum was being taught at the educational institutes, and asked the court to instruct the government for introducing a uniform curriculum supported by modern science and technology.
Waqar Zaka while conversing to local media said that he had introduced an awareness campaign month back to promote science and technology in Pakistan, and to find out why Pakistan is lagging behind in the field.
Zaka informed that he approached the court on the 24th of June. He said that he filed the constitutional petition as per Article 199 Section 25.