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Pakistan

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects they fund within the educational services in Pakistan that promote religious tolerance.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

DFID’s provincial education programmes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces support the implementation of Pakistan’s 2006 reformed curriculum which includes teaching on religious tolerance and respect for diversity. In 2014 DFID support will benefit some 6.3 million children in school in Pakistan.

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