The same syllabus has been approved for all educational institutes including Madrassahs all over Pakistan. 30,000 religious seminaries across the country and educational institutes would have a uniform syllabus.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan revealed that the cabinet thoroughly discussed the proposal for a uniform syllabus for all the educational institutions. This includes the Madrassahs that are being presently operated under Wifaqul Madaris.
She said that the government is not bringing all the madrassahs under its umbrella, it is just attaching them to the government. Also, the government will look into the foreign funding and the bank transactions of the Madrassahs.
Firdous Ashiq Awan was accompanied with the Minister for Energy Umar Ayub. He said that the cabinet has made the decision that there will no load-shedding in the Holy month of Ramadan.
Furthermore, Ayub said that the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has given a proposal to raise the electricity charges by 3.4%. Despite this, the government has approved a 1.87% raise while assuring that the changed rates will not be applicable to 75% of the consumers.
In the meeting, another decision was taken to renew the license of the cell phone companies for 15 years. It will bring $1.3 billion.
The installation of the automatic metering system was also approved to fix the power supply and distribution system. The aim is to overcome the circular debt issue.