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Pakistan’s textbooks close door on peaceful future with India: US study

A new study of Pakistani school textbooks backed by a US government commission has concluded their contents will make it virtually impossible for a new generation of Pakistanis to envision a peaceful future with Hindu-majority India.The report “Teaching intolerance in Pakistan: Religious bias in public school textbooks”, released this week and sponsored by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), noted that the textbooks are riddled with errors about minority faiths and cultures.  The textbooks, which reach more than 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities as “untrustworthy and inferior”, the USCIRF said. The study was conducted by Pakistan-based NGO Peace and Education Foundation (PEF).According to the study, a tenth grade Urdu textbook states: “Because the Muslim religion, culture and social system are different from non-Muslims, it is impossible to cooperate with Hindus.”The report said: “This kind of education closes all doors for a new g…

US ban on BLA is beyond comprehension - BLA spokesperson

US ban on BLA is beyond comprehension - BLA spokesperson
03'July 2019(Current Balochistan)Jiyand Baloch, the official spokesperson of Baloch Liberation Army, has said that BLA is a moderate, secular and an armed defence organisation. BLA is resisting on its motherland against foreign intruders to protect its people. The international laws allow any person or nation to act in self defence. US State Department’s ban on BLA is beyond comprehension and unjustified.BLA spokesperson further said that Baloch and US have a common enemy, the religious extremists that kill US soldiers and the state that helps these religious elements are not only enemies of US but also of Baloch. US instead of identifying its natural allies in the region has been a victim of Pakistani diplomatic blackmailing. Since 9/11 Pakistan has been using the religious extremists to blackmail America. The ban on BLA is a continuity of similar tactics.Jiyand Baloch added that if fighting for national defence and indepen…