By Fayyaz Butt
I have long been observing that three powers — armed forces, land lords and the religious forces — are to be reckoned with.
All three had a strong approach and influence to general public, first with the help of disciplined actions, the second with their financial power and the last one by religion sentiments.
Religious forces had masjids/mosques in all over the country even in every remote part of the country.
The mosques are used five times a day for the Namaz . Total active time would be three hours a day. Was remaining time could be used for some other activities?
The answer is yes.
One corner of the Masjid, a carpenter with his tools may teach his skill to the children who come there for studying holy Quran. On the other corner an electrician may teach them about electric appliances and wiring jobs etc. In the same way other skilled persons may share their knowledge to the youth.
These buildings can be used for multiple such shifts.
TEVTA may be engaged for technical education to the students at mosques.
By imparting technical education to seminary students and others at mosques and seminaries not only they may find their future in any other field. The government needs to pay heed on this. PAK DESTINY