LAHORE - Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Vice-Chairman (VC) Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad has stressed the need for a better education system to cope with the challenges confronting the country.

Addressing the ideological training workshop for teachers at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Saturday, he said Pakistan had been facing a lot of problems, but the nation could fix these problems though better education.

He urged the teachers to play their role in imparting knowledge to the youth about the Pakistan Movement and the national heroes, saying: “Teachers can play an important role in interpreting historical facts about the Pakistan Movement and the reasons behind the creation of Pakistan.”

He said every citizen should play part in making the country a welfare state. He stressed the need for following the golden principles of Islam.

The Pakistani students, he added, had the best intelligence quotient level the world. No nation, he said, could survive without an ideology that keeps the people united.

He said that the Two-Nation Theory was a matter of pride for the Pakistani nation that was another name of Islamic identity. He ruled out the propaganda that Quaid-i-Azam was a secular leader, saying that he (Quaid) liked Islam and its principles.

Dr Rafique highlighted the importance of education on the basic level to bring about a change. He said that the teachers should study Allama Iqbal’s Khutba-i-Alabad and Quaid-i-Azam’s 1940 address to PML session at Lahore.