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The Only Christian Religious Teacher in Kinnaird Girls High School Retires After 18 years


Aster Tariq taught 18 years at the Kinnaird Girls High School in Lahore. Throughout the years she earned considerable respect from her Muslim associates. In the 1970s, at that point Prime Minister Bhutto nationalized all schools and forced the compulsory educating of Islam.

The only Christian religious teacher in Kinnaird Girls High School retires

Following 18 years of instructing, the only Christian religious educator in Punjab’s state funded schools is resigning.

He was hired in 1999 by the principal of the Kinnaird Girls High School in Lahore, Aster Tariq taught thousands of girls.

Throughout the years she picked up the certainty and respect of her associates, Muslims included, who sorted out a goodbye gathering to express gratitude toward her precious contribution to education in the province.

“After such huge numbers of years of coordinated effort, I don’t know how to state farewell to the lady who was an educator as well as a dear companion,” said school Principal Rizwana Khalil.

At the point when Aster declared she would resign, many parents “begged me not to let her go. They want their children to continue to learn from her. This shows the love and respect she earned over the years,” Ms Khalil said.

“Teacher like Aster are a blessing from God,” she included. “She is a treasure for our school and I hope that other teachers can now pick up her legacy and carry it forward with respect and dignity.”

Ms Tariq showed Old and New Testament courses from the first to the eighth grade. Her case is genuinely uncommon for Pakistan.

In the 1970s, at that point Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto nationalized all schools, including private Christian schools where Christian religion courses were replaced with mandatory instructing of Islam, notwithstanding for minorities.

At the point when Aster was contracted by the Lahore school, she asked the principal to be allowed to teach Christianity to Christian students. The principal agreed. For this, Ms Tariq said during her farewell party that she was “very grateful” to her.

“None of this would have been conceivable without the full help of the Principal,” she clarified that I am, likewise appreciative to all the students and colleagues who have always supported me. I leave this institution that has given me identity, regard, love and pride.

Finally, “I hope that whoever comes after me will continue my work. And I hope that one day in all Pakistani schools, students will be allowed to learn about their faith, with the same poise.”