Politics of appeasement

It is shocking to learn the way Imran Khan and his party have bent over backwards to appease their coalition partner, the Jamaat-e-Islami. Knowing that his government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands no chance of surviving without JI's support, he has given in to their demand to make changes in textbooks, which are utterly unconstitutional. 

Hasn't Imran Khan ever heard or read: “There is no compulsion in Islam?” As for removal of pictures of unveiled little girls from text-books, will he ban pictures of even animals in textbooks? How will students in the province learn biology?

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in The News, November 6, 2014