Published On: Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

CII recommended to abolish co-education



Recently an apex spiritual body of Pakistan asked the government by emphasizing its preceding proposals for a separate system of education for men and women. They further demanded to eradicate the co-education system within the lowest time phase.

The Council of Islamic Ideology, which was fashioned in 1962 to advocate parliament on the sociable laws with Sharia, reiterated on Tuesday after concluding its two days meeting that co-education was neither the need of the hour nor it suits with the Islamic principles. They allowed a restricted time to the co-education system to formulate amendments in the syllabus and generate administrative provisions. They added that “The government must establish two women universities as announced by the former president General Ziaul Haq”.

The verdict was announced by the council that wrapping up of the face, hands or feet is not obligatory for women under Sharia law. They also suggested that women pursue ethics and have a cautious approach in society. Advised that “cover up their body parts to avoid threats or mischief”. The CII prepared this decision in respond to inquiry pretended by the Islamabad-based Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA).

The CII was pleased on the decision to execute Urdu as the executive language by Supreme Court.  They also emphasized on the federal and provincial governments resolutions about one of its important pronouncements vis a vis endorsement of local languages. Their words were as that “While treating Urdu as the national and official language, the federal government should allow the provincial governments to adopt their languages as official languages. This particular part of the CII recommendations was made to the federal and provincial governments in 1989-99\”.  The CII further illustrated that according to Article 251 (1) of the Constitution, Urdu is the national language and execution on this legitimate stipulation is compulsory for the government.

Their further recommendation was that “However, the national language should not allow to be turned as a rival means of communication for the provincial languages at any stage so that opportunity should be given to the provincial languages for their progress and development”. They suggested that the pupils arriving for competitive examinations should also be permitted to answer the questions in Urdu.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.