ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the politics is a matter of forbearance and not of impatience, adding that the successful politician is one who shows patience in all matters. He said that this is true that many mighty people lost their posts, adding that game of snatching of higher posts is continued in present age also. This he said while talking to the media persons after attending the ceremony of International Teachers’ Day held here on Tuesday in Islamabad.
He said that it is an insult of a politician to face defeat from the poor person but when someone is defeated by rich person it is said that he has rigged the election. Prime Minister Gilani said that he considers PML-F Chief Pir Sahib Pagara as his 1st teacher who had advised me in childhood to adopt such profession in which less effort is done and more profit could be gained.
Meanwhile addressing to the participants of the function PM Gilani issued instructions to concerned authorities to come up with
recommendations to attract highly qualified and capable people to the profession of teaching and to improve the standard of education.
He said that the Government is striving hard to provide conducive-atmosphere for teachers to discharge their responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.
He pointed out that like other Government employees, salaries of teachers have also been increased by fifty percent. He said that the new Education Policy lays stress on proper training of teachers enabling them to take advantage of the modern-day teaching techniques, adding that the duration of training programmes for teachers at Matric and Graduation level was perhaps shortest in the world and now it has been increased reasonably.
Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said that sometime back he had given instructions to the Federal Directorate of Education to transform all educational institutions in the capital territory into model ones and the progress towards this end is encouraging. He said the same standards would be replicated in the entire country with a view to improving the quality of education.
The Prime Minister exhorted teachers to galvanize faculties of students in a manner that they become instrumental in turning Pakistan into a true Islamic, welfare and moderate state. He said the entire nation is one against the menace of terrorism and extremism and teachers should disseminate the message of peace through students. Students should be made to understand that there was no place for terrorism and extremism in Islam and our religion stands for brotherhood and friendship.
PM Gilani pointed out that teachers enjoy a very high status in Islam and the profession of teaching can help revolutionize individually and collectively.-SANA