Asked by Jim Shannon (Strangford)
Asked on: 29 November 2016
Department for International Development

“To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding the Government provides to the government of Pakistan to help improve educational standards in that country; and whether any such funding is provided to assist in ensuring positive portrayal of minority groups in school curricula.”


Answered by: James Wharton
Answered on: 06 December 2016

DFID provides funding to the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to help improve educational standards. Our investments help raise standards by increasing teacher and student attendance, improving school facilities, and improving children’s learning outcomes. In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa DFID is also supporting government to revise textbooks and replace any content that promotes prejudice and discrimination against religious or other minorities.