Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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Lowest literacy rate in world, reason for Ummah’s hardships: Yaqoob Khan

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CHAKWAL: Ex-DG Rangers Maj. Gen. (R) Yaqoob Ali Khan said on Thursday that Muslim communities’ lowest literacy rate through out the world was the reason that Ummah was facing great hardships.

Speaking at the inaugural function of step school system at village pir phulahi, presided over by Pir Muhammad Ali Shah of Chabbar Sharif, Gen. Yaqoob Ali Khan further told that at present there were only 15 hundred universities in 56 countries of Islamic block while there are 9500 universities were functioning in the neighboring India.

He further deliberated that 15000 universities were working in Japan alone, while these statistics clearly showed that Muslims lagged among developed countries. He was of the view that when Muslims were ruling the whole world they stuck to Islamic traditions; while when foreigners were building universities in their countries, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was (rather) constructing Taj Mahal for his beloved wife.

Gen. Yaqoob urged on revamping of the educational system, besides a handsome budgetary allocation for education if any successful competition with developed countries was ever to be evolved.

The chief executive of the Step School System Brig. Najab Ali Khan, Col assured that all latest educational facilities would be provided in this remote area to provide a chance to the younger generation to come up with a bright future.

Ex- Union Nazim Sufi Mushtaq Bhatti, Raja Tariq Afzal and other educationist of the area were also present on this occasion.} else {