there is a lack of evidence about the formation of such kind of department. And some the researchers are of the view that no such department was set up by the secular Jinnah. In the article titled ‘Secular Jinnah and the so-called Department of Islamic Reconstruction’ published in 2017, the author Yasser Latif Hamdani claims; “Before fake news there was Orya Maqbool Jan. These are the people who brought you Jinnah’s diary which was discovered in the 1980s by Zia’s government”
The current government, led by cricketer-turned- politician Khan, uses Islamic symbols and slogans to appeal to the utopian ideals of ordinary people in its bid for control of a polarized society. This played a role in the design of the SNC, which aims to appease influential religious figures and the security lobby. Thus, it includes an emphasis on Islamic teachings and the need for a homogenous nation and Urdu as a subject, ideology, and medium in all textbooks.
Indoctrination has to leave our textbooks for once and the best the state can do is to ensure that learning at formal schools is made more objective, enquiry-based, and free from all sorts of prejudices. Ideological education systems cannot be merged with formal education system, and making madrassahs system interdependent with our formal schooling system under Single National Curriculum will prove to be a disaster for Pakistan.